Auditions set for “God’s Favorite”

WAPAKONETA—The Wapakoneta Theatre Guild has scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 13 and 14, as audition dates for its fall production of “God’s Favorite,” a comedy by Neil Simon. The production dates for this show are Oct. 4 through 6 and 11 through 13.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Wapakoneta. If unable to make these dates, call director Jerry Pitchford at 419-738-3688 to schedule a different time or date. Casting calls for five men and three women, and ages are flexible.

In “God’s Favorite,” successful Long Island businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern-day “Job” with a demanding wife, ungrateful children, and wise-cracking household servants. Just when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, he is visited by Sidney Lipton, aka A Messenger from God (and compulsive film buff) with a mission: test Joe’s faith and report back to “the Boss.”

The jokes and Tests of Faith fly fast and furious as Neil Simon spins a contemporary tale like no other in this hilarious comedy.