The Gods Are Not Happy
By Sharmon Hilfinger
Directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone
October 11–28 World Premiere.
South Berkeley Community Church, 1802 Fairview St, Berkeley, CA 94703
Entrance on Ellis Street.
Co-production of Inferno Theatre with Bootstrap Foundation.
Frustrated by the environmental mess humans have made of their beautiful earth, a motley group of gods get together to reverse the course of global warming. Arctic Raven; Egyptian Sun God, Ra; Mother Earth Goddess, Pachamama; Indian Widow Goddess, Dhumavati; and Chinese Employment God, Lhu Hsing show up when Demiurge, the divine creator of the Platonic world, calls for a meeting.
After much bickering and infighting, the gods come up with a Silicon Valley-style plan to save the earth. However, they need money to make it happen. They kidnap a pair of elderly, billionaire brothers who have done their share of environmental destruction, and thus the extortion begins!
The Gods Are Not Happy is a dark comedy for our dark times.