old-fashioned clawfoot tubMay the Good Lord Take a Liking to You, an autobiographical one-man play written by Marty Gervais, premieres this week at Sho Art Studios.

Play an account of Riverside boyhood

A new play by resident writing professional Marty Gervais, recalling his childhood growing up Catholic in 1950s Riverside, will debut this week in Walkerville.

May the Good Lord Take a Liking to You is a riotous look at that time, Gervais says, “bargaining with Satan just to find out he actually exists, exploring the sacred world of indulgences with the idea of getting out of purgatory, and being taught by stern-faced nuns from the Sisters of St. Joseph.”

The one-man show is set in a bathtub, as a poet composing his latest work thinks back on his experiences as an altar boy during the Cold War.

Directed by UWindsor drama instructor Barry Brodie, this production stars Mitch Snaden. It will run Sept. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8 p.m. in Sho Art’s Studio A, located at 628 Monmouth Rd. Tickets are $25, available at the door or by texting or phoning 519-977-4525.