Spring 4th Productions is back with “Nothing Sacred: It’s Sacrilege!”
It is an important and popular fact (as Douglas Adams would say) that Spring 4th Productions’ Tobin Gollihar and Ian Paul Sieren are two of Portland’s most daring comedians. But with their new play Nothing sacred: it is sacrilege!they boldly go further than they have done before, telling the story of two brothers who happen to be God and Satan.
Written and performed by Gollihar and Sieren, nothing sacred (running June 30-July 2 at Performance Works Northwest) finds God and Satan (who prefers to be called “Stan”) stranded separately on the road to the annual Divinity Appreciation Awards Ceremony Gala . As a result, they need a ride from Les, their atheist brother.
nothing sacred is the 17th original two-act play by Gollihar and Sieren, who have long been renowned for their flair for improvisation and their ability to blend the emotional and the absurd. Originally slated to debut last winter, the play was postponed due to COVID-19.
Before the pandemic, Gollihar and Sieren were on a roll. In 2019 they debuted Men in comfy pants at the Hi-Falutin’ Pomegranate Hotela charming farce about two brothers preparing their hotel (which is infested with alligators and meat) since the arrival of a travel writer named Lars Gooselbach.
A year later, they created dear departed, about a closeted homosexual who creates children’s books with his wife. Set between 1948 and 1974, the play highlighted the serious side of Gollihar and Sieren, while allowing them, as usual, to play several characters (14!).
Tickets for nothing sacred are $15 (to reserve, call 503-568-0916). Performance Works Northwest is located at 4625 SE 67th Ave.