The Commandment

What happens when an atheist discovers he’s been chosen to deliver God’s new commandment?

“The first time God spoke to me, I was on the toilet.”

Thomas is using a public restroom. He is surprised when God starts talking to him from the next stall and tells him that he has been selected to deliver a new commandment to mankind. There’s one big problem, though: Thomas is an atheist. His belief structure shattered, Thomas embarks on a journey he never wanted as he tries to deal with his new life as reluctant prophet. Today, Thomas is crashing an open mic night to tell his story.

The Commandment is a solo dramatic comedy about loss, love and the pitfalls of taking a crap beside the almighty.

Coming this summer to Toronto Fringe.
July 3 – 14, 2019

“A roller coaster” – ★★★★★ – Grid City Magazine
“Rickaby has commanding stage presence and storytelling prowess” – ★★★★ – TWISI Theatre Blog
“A well crafted story with surprising emotional impact” –
“Highly Recommended” – Raise the Hammer

The Commandment
written & performed by Phil Rickaby
Directed by Richard Beaune | Asst. Director Adrianna Prosser
Stage Managed by Ryan Percival
Original trailer by Adrianna Prosser | Poster design by Phil Rickaby

Tarragon Theatre Extra Space
30 Bridgman Ave
Wednesday, July 3, 8:00pm
Friday, July 5, 5:00pm
Sunday, July 7, 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 9, 5:15pm
Thursday, July 11, 10:15pm
Saturday, July 13, 1:00pm
Sunday, July 14, 6:00pm

Tickets $11 $2 fee at the door or
By phone: 416-966-1062

Content Warning: this play deals with difficult subject matter including blasphemy, suicide, mental illness, and homelessness.

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