Jun 20, 2019
The “Mary Tyler Moore” actor and former Screen Actors Guild president plays God in the comedy “God Help Us!” at the Regent Theatre
By Alex Newman, Patch Staff
Jun 19, 2019 3:02 pm ET | Updated Jun 19, 2019 3:05 pm ET
ARLINGTON, MA — Legendary actor Ed Asner will star in a play at the Regent Theatre Thursday, June 20. Asner plays God in the comedy “God Help Us! A Political Comedy for Our Times,” which has performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Asner is best known for his role as Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff, “Lou Grant.” He is a former president of the Screen Actors Guild.
As God, a “cantankerous and wildly funny deity,” Asner confronts two political pundits with a romantic history: Lawrence, a liberal, and the conservative Leslie. He is “not at all pleased with our politics or what we’ve done to his Creation,” according to a synopsis on the Regent website.