SMITE ME

Helen has known tragedy early in her life and is still dealing with the trauma. She is
reluctantly pulled into a stranger’s family crisis after a bomb destroys a woman’s health
clinic. The explosion places a young man (JP) in a coma and kills his father. It also
ignites the feud between his two older brothers, one an atheist and the other a priest
whose followers may have been...
Helen has known tragedy early in her life and is still dealing with the trauma. She is
reluctantly pulled into a stranger’s family crisis after a bomb destroys a woman’s health
clinic. The explosion places a young man (JP) in a coma and kills his father. It also
ignites the feud between his two older brothers, one an atheist and the other a priest
whose followers may have been responsible.

Unlike his brothers, JP has never taken life too seriously. As he copes with his own grief,
he tries to disarm their feud with his trademark joking manner. But family deaths and his
own near-death experiences challenge his outlook. And he may have met his match with
Helen. Her pointed humor spares no one as she wrangles the brothers into dealing with
their blind spots and each other.
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  • Samantha Baird:
    22 Jul. 2021
    The dialogue and commentary on religion are very fascinating. I appreciated the arc that each character went through by the end of the script. This playwright has a lot to say. Abortion and religion are very hot topics right now. This is a great way to continue that conversation.
  • Harrison Young:
    28 Nov. 2020
    SMITE ME packs joke after joke in this play that manages both a dark context (surviving a bomb blast) and a personal struggle (healing family divides). Edmund Sabato created a comedy with a lot of religious differences, a lot of lines crossed, and a single nightmare scene that arguably steals the show.