“The first time God talked to me, I was on the toilet.”

Thus begins Thomas’s tale of his life as a reluctant prophet, personally selected by God to deliver a new commandment to mankind. As a nobody, a slacker and moreover, an atheist, he rejects his destiny and tries every trick he can to avoid this new responsibility.

Phil Rickaby, the writer, producer and star of the one-man show, interweaves a creative concept with his own life experiences and creates a well-crafted story with surprising emotional impact. The jokes are sharp and the pathos is deep.

We’re left wondering along with Thomas how exactly our trials and tribulations are supposed to fit into the great master plan, and why the details never seem to add up.

Turns out God’s more of an ideas guy.

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