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A God in Need of Help: A Play in Two Acts (or Five, If You Think about It)by Sean Dixon
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Its 1606 and Europe is at war over God. At the behest of Rudolf II of Austria, Venices four strongest men are charged with transporting a holy painting — Albrecht Dürer's The Brotherhood of the Rosary — across the Alps to Prague. In the small Alpine village of Pusterwald, they are set upon by Protestant zealots; their escape is attributed to a miracle.
The strongmen and their captain are summoned to an inquiry, led by the magistrate of Venice and the cardinal archbishop of Milan, to determine whether something divine did indeed occur. Each man's recounting adds a layer of colour to the canvas.
Through this vividly painted mystery, inspired by true events, Sean Dixon challenges the role of faith at the dawn of the Age of Reason.
Sean Dixon is a playwright, novelist, and actor. His plays are collected in AWOL: Three Plays for Theatre SKAM. Sean's novels are The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal and The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn.
Four men carry a painting over a mountain: a play about faith and mystery during The Enlightenment.
About the Author
Sean Dixon: Sean Dixon is a playwright, novelist and actor. His plays have been produced in Canada, the U.S., Australia and the U.K., and three have been collected in AWOL: Three Plays for Theatre SKAM. Seans first novel was The Girls Who Saw Everything (The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal in the U.S. and the U.K.), named one of the Best Books of 2007 by Quill and Quire. His second novel was The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn (Coach House, 2011). He is also the author of two books for young readers, The Feathered Cloak and The Winter Drey. He occasionally plays banjo with the Toronto glam rock band tomboyfriend.
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