‘Interfaith Understanding with Rev. Bill & Betty’ Opens in the NY Int’l Fringe Festival

James Badge Dale, Tamara Tunie in Robert Schenkkan's Building the Wall. Photo: Carol Rosegg.

Can I get an “Amen”?

Can I get a “Hallelujah”?

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After a lot of work and planning and tears and prayers and laughter, Interfaith Understanding with Rev. Bill & Betty is opening as part of the New York International Fringe Festival this Thurs., Aug. 19, 9pm, at the Robert Moss Theatre (440 Lafayette St. at Astor Place).

There are additional performances on Mon., Aug. 23, 3:15pm; Thu., Aug. 26, 7pm; Fri., Aug. 27, 2pm; and Sun., Aug. 29, 1:45pm.

I directed.

Why? Because I’m a believer, you sinners!

Here’s some key information: buy tickets via www.fringenyc.org, $15 in advance, $18 (also called “chai”) at the door).

And yes, friends, this is the same Rev. Bill & Betty Holland who were most recently and controversially featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

Here’s some information from our press release:

PRAISE THE LORD! Interfaith Understanding with Rev. Bill & Betty will be making its full-length debut at the New York International Fringe Festival in August. Pretzel logic, intolerance, and misunderstanding make the Rev. Bill and Betty America’s most outrageous preachers! Set during their weekly syndicated show from Tungsten, Tennessee, Rev. Bill and Betty explore the “strange and unusual practices of non-Christians”– in other words, everyone who isn’t them. Rev. Bill and Betty are hell-bent on “converting all of America into the South through the use of global warming”; warning viewers about the “heavy metal sounds of Justin Bieber” and of course, our current President — “a Hawaiian terrorist.” Rev. Bill says it best: “If we wrote up a list of all of the people that should be condemned, that list would be longer than the Bible.”

Interfaith Understandings are never mean-spirited, but are instead sharp social and political satire.

Still wondering if you should do the good thing and go on the righteous path? Well, believe me, some of those SOBs at the Fringe Festival definitely need the Lord to help them squelch their evil. Maybe this’ll help:

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  • Nancy Goblisch

    Yes, I say hally-lou yeah!
    I will be there with my bells tolling…..and my tolls paid.

    Leonard you are the savior of the saved!
    Thanks for all your hard work and love.