There's a little disagreement over the organization of the Ethical Decalogue in the Old Testament. (Is coveting your neighbors' wife and house one sin or two?) In any case, Anglicans, Jews, Catholics, and Lutherans alike seem to agree that a big bush spoke to Moses and laid down the law. How Moses got in the headspace to accept heavenly horticulture is a long, complicated story. There was the slaying of firstborn sons by union buster Pharaoh Seti and bobbing for babies in the Nile with Princess Bithia, not to mention that big Red Sea spectacular and sheep's milk in the Sahara with the Bedouins. So many characters, so many years, so much sand. Almost makes you want to reach for The Bible for Dummies. Leave it to Impossible Productions to come up with something better, a comedic staging of The Ten Commandments: Live! Sit back and relax as the cast brings clarity to some big questions: How long must the chosen people wander through the desert asking, "Are we there yet?" The Voice of God will be played by Mikl-em, Patrick Sims, John Hell, and Sean Owens: It's a very big part.
Sat., March 1, 8 p.m., 2008