An Act of God: Why We Perform

Act of God Erik Zavala

Act of God

By David Johanssen

An Act of God, a new comedy based on the book by former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum, makes its Mexico debut this week at Shelter Theater. The play is directed by Alan Jordan and stars Erik Zavala as the Creator with help from Rodrigo Demian and Sebastian Vallin, as Archangels Gabriel and Michael, who offer hilarious and painfully accurate commentary on Western society’s shortcomings.

We recently sat down with the cast to find out what motivates them.

Shelter: Alan, why did you want to bring this particular play to San Miguel?

Alan Jordan: In 2017, we need laughter more than ever. Also, the play is innovative literature; it’s not just laughter for laughter’s sake.

Shelter: Erik, your character was played on Broadway by Jim Parsons, the star of The Big Bang Theory, so you have big shoes to fill. How are you getting into the role of God?

Erik Zavala: Well, I meditate. I just let my mind go blank…and I let the spirit move me!

Shelter: Rodrigo, why do you perform?

Rodrigo Demian: Growing up, my sister and all our friends were actors. I feel like theater called me. One day, I just gave in and went with it.

Shelter: Sebastian, what advice would you give to a young actor starting out?

Sebastian Vallin: To perform, you must perform somewhere, somehow. Remember you are not alone. I’m just happy that I have the opportunity to practice my art in this important and hilarious show.

Apparently, Charles Isherwood of The New York Times agrees, “It’s an hour and a half of comedy heaven…a veritable flood of funny lines.” Tickets for An Act of God, Nov 10‒19 at Shelter Theater, are available at the Biblioteca gift shop, Tesoros, and online at All seating is reserved.

So, where the heck is Shelter Theater? Nearby! Just an easy ten-minute walk from the Jardin. Our logo’s on the Que Pasa map. Like us on Facebook and TripAdvisor, and look for us on Lokkal/SM Events.


Live Theater

An Act of God

Fri, Sat, Nov 10 and 11, 7pm

250 pesos


Live Theater

An Act of God

Sun, Nov 12 and 19, 3pm

250 pesos


Live Music/Variety

Open Mic

Tue, Nov 14, 7:30pm

50 pesos (includes drink)


Live Theater

An Act of God

Thu, Fri and Sat, Nov 16, 17 and 18, 7pm

250 pesos


All events are in Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4




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