Fri, May 20|
The Back Door Theater
The God Cluster
Fuse Theatre Ensemble is proud to present the world-premiere of composer/lyricist/playwright Ernie Lijoi's new play “The God Cluster", a queer pandemic revenge tragedy inspired by Ernie's two years of working in a COVID ICU
Time & Location
May 20, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215, USA
Inspired by two years of working in a COVID ICU, Ernie Lijoi's new play, The God Cluster, follows three medical professionals in a vaccine development laboratory during a new pandemic in a near and likely future. The main character, Dr. Lee, a neurologist enraged by a history of queer trauma at the hands of religious people and emboldened by an impending climate apocalypse ignored by theistic governments, makes a choice in the name of the greater good that leads to personal and global tragedy… or perhaps salvation. Part fever dream, part prognosis, The God Cluster asks us to reconsider in whose hands we put our lives.
CW: religious trauma, abuse, murder, medical consent.