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Jun 19 2006
Dave Amber | New Times

Thank God — a new play about Catholic priests that mentions neither pope nor pedophilia. South Florida Everyman playwright/actor Michael McKeever's production is about miracles, which might raise eyebrows. Plays about miracles can veer into theological, epistemological debate and result in a wholly intellectual play that puts the matinee crowd to sleep; they can take on a mystical sensibility, which could be as annoying as a novel about the Rapture; or they can explore the interface between wonder and practical life and tap out a definition of miracle that's accessible to real people in a modern world. McKeever's play goes the last route with an exploration of priests as regular folks. Miracles in Hand of God find definition more through conviction, faith, and caring for others than through bright visions and oddly shaped grilled cheese sandwiches.