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Crystal Smith-Connelly has written more than fifty plays, some of which have been performed in New York, Los Angeles, Maryland, and France. She is also the author of For I Am Zeus: A Collection of Plays About Greek Mythology (voted best comedy book of 2012 in the Turning the Pages Book of the Year contest), and she hopes that someday Will Arnett will star as God in one of her plays. Crystal lives with her husband in Charleston, SC and would be delighted to hear from you at crystalsmithconnelly@yahoo.com.

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  • File Size: 236 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482052113
  • Publisher: Createspace (March 16, 2013)
  • Publication Date: March 16, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C372PIS
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Crystal Smith-Connelly has written more than fifty plays, some of which have been performed in New York, Los Angeles, Maryland, and France. Known for her twisted sense of humor, she counts Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman, Steve Martin, and Tina Fey among her influences and hopes that someday Will Ferrell will star as Zeus in one of her plays. She is the author of For I Am Zeus: A Collection of Plays About Greek Mythology and Never Trust an Angel and Other Plays (which have both received awards for best comedy book in the Turning the Pages Book of the Year contest), and she recently released Goat Herpes and Other Problems, which is about Greek gods in group therapy and Zeus trying to get a job as an OB/GYN. Crystal lives with her husband in Charleston, SC and would be delighted to hear from you at
www.facebook.com/crystalsmithconnelly or crystalsmithconnelly@yahoo.com.

Also, after a trip to the Roswell UFO Festival in July 2013, Crystal decided to start a blog devoted to all things paranormal. She is having lots of fun with it, even though she sometimes gets creeped-out watching so many shows about ghosts.

http://paranormalcrystal.blogspot.com/

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By Everett Robert on July 10, 2013
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Never Trust An Angel and Other Plays is the latest anthology of short plays from Crystal Smith-Connelly. Smith-Connelly is a talented playwright whose previous work, For I Am Zeus , I really enjoyed. This collection is a little harder for me to judge because I don't necessarily fit into her target audience with this one.

This collection of plays reexamines and looks to rediscover the God of the Bible and look at him, his Son, his enemy, and his followers in a humorous light. As a person of faith and a humorist, I was intrigued by this idea. And for the most part it worked. I wasn't as impressed by the overall work as I was by her previous work, simply because it seems to me at times the character of God comes across as Zeus from her previous work. I would have liked to have seen a little different character development there. However the characters of Jesus and Satan are well defined and make up for God. If the collection had focused more on these characters and less on the God/Zeus hybrid, I think I would have enjoyed this work a lot more and would have given it a higher rating.

Yes the play could be argued as being "sacrilegious" but I believe that God isn't just the creator of the world, but the creator of comedy and at times, we need to poke a little fun at ourselves. In one short play, Messiah Island, is a great look at two different kinds of people who are competing for the role of Messiah via reality television; the hyper-religious and the doing it for the fame. In my opinion, this is the strongest play out of the bunch because it deals directly with God and his followers, something I would have liked to have seen more from.

Overall, this is a strong work and one I would imagine works very well on the stage, I just wish that Smith-Connelly would have branched out a little more in her characterization of God and made him less Zeus like and Zeus-lite.
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