About the Play
“It's a bit odd, isn't it? Immortality. Infiniteness. Timelessness. A life that will never end. In the mortal world it sounded so glorious, so enchanting, so beautiful, but then when one finally gets the chance to lead an immortal life—”
Julie sums up her main problem with heaven perfectly. Through trial-and-error she examines her immortal existence, and drags the helpless Vinci along with her.
Heaven forfend! is a stage play about accountability, religious belief, taking things for granted, and portraying the true life in heaven. (And those unholy ones managing it.) Furthermore, seduction of the Almighty, being bitchy and sarcastic, and the concept of moral destiny are explored and satirised.
- the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things;
- profane talk.
One thing's for sure: neither of those horrific things are in the play. No, sir. Both the Catholic Church and Emily Post's ghost can be pleased about that.
For a more in-depth analysis, check out "The Meaning of Heaven forfend!" by the author.