The God Game provokes, intrigues

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With ‘The God Game,’ Gulfshore Playhouse provokes, intrigues

Jeffery Binder and Laurence Lau in THE GOD GAME at Gulfshore Playhouse.
Jeffery Binder and Laurence Lau in THE GOD GAME at Gulfshore Playhouse.

What if a candidate went to church faithfully and dropped God’s name often, as if they were best friends, but his or her voting record harmed the poor, the young and the disenfranchised — a direct violation of their religion’s commands?

Is it ever right for candidates to misrepresent themselves, even if they believe that getting into office would then allow them to do the greatest good? Conversely, is it ever possible for a politician to get elected if they’re totally honest?

“The God Game” presents a lot of issues and raises a lot of questions, but doesn’t spoon feed us any answers. And I love it for that. This play is as fresh as today’s headlines.