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A medical drama makes its Houston premiere at A.D. Players at The George Theater

May 2, 2019

A.D. Players at The George will present the Houston premiere of Mark St. Germain’s “The God Committee.”

This medical drama takes place in real time, as the ethics committee of a New York hospital has 90 minutes to decide between three candidates who is going to get a heart that is being transported as they speak.

The play explores the moral, ethical, and emotional issues that go into making decisions about transplants. The veteran cast showcases A.D. Player Resident Actors Christy Watkins and Chip Simmons, and local artists Kaci M. Fannin, Shondra Marie, Philip Lehl, Luis Galindo and Braden Hunt.

Alice Gatling helms the play as director, a first for her at A.D. Players. She was seen onstage in A.D. Players 2018 production of “Best Of Enemies.”

Artistic Director Kevin Dean said, “It’s a strong, solid cast who will bring depth to these characters, and I am excited to have Alice directing for us for the first time. I think the play will be one that entertains, keeps people on the edge of their seats, and hopefully gets them to ask some tough questions.”

When asked why she believes in this show, and why people should come see it, Director Alice Gatling said, “Knowledge opens us up to act, and understanding opens us up to care. ‘The God Committee’ provides us with knowledge and understanding. May it move at least one person to act and save a life.”

“The God Committee” runs May 17 to June 2, with previews on May 15 and 16. Tickets can be purchased online at adplayers.org or by calling the Box Office at 713-526-2721.