Writer behind film The Whale brings new stage production to Australia for premiere

by | Mar 11, 2024

Winner! 2022 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, ‘Best Play’

Acclaimed Seymour Centre favourites, Outhouse Theatre Co (Consent, Ulster American) returns with an Australian premiere from one of America’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights.

In a hostile and divided world, Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale) shines a delicate light on the possibility that something sacred can emerge in the connection between two people. Named one of the best plays of 2002 by The New York Times, Time Out New York, Vulture, and Wall Street Journal, A Case for the Existence of God is a heart-wrenching, compassionate, and achingly funny exploration of empathy.

Ryan is straight, white, undereducated, awful with money, and reeling from a painful divorce from the mother of his child, while Keith is black, polished, financially savvy, and the gay single caretaker of a foster daughter. When Ryan seeks Keith’s help to secure a loan and buy back land that his family lost, the two men discover they share “a specific kind of sadness” and unexpectedly choose to bring one another into their fragile worlds.

Infused with humour, honesty and grace, Hunter’s extraordinary play shows us that, maybe, there’s hope for us all.

April 11 – May 4

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