A Case for the Existence of God

A-Case-for-the-Existence-of-God-Anthony-Gooley-and-Elijah-Williams-photo-by-Marnya-RotheOuthouse Theatre Co and Seymour Centre presents the Australian premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s highly-acclaimed play, A Case for the Existence of God, in the Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, from 11 April 2024.

Winner of the 2022 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and named one of the best plays of 2022, A Case for the Existence of God is both intimate and expansive – exploring themes of financial insecurity, parenthood, and what is possible when we truly open up to someone else.

Ryan is a straight, white, recently divorced factory worker while Keith is gay, black, the single caretaker of a foster daughter and a mortgage broker.

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 empathy, humour, and heart-wrenching honesty, Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale) graces audiences with what is possible when we seek common ground and embrace our shared humanity.

“I really hope the audience leaves with a sense of hope. But a kind of hope that isn’t twee or simplistic, a kind of hope that is complex and hard-won,” said writer Samuel D. Hunter.

Outhouse Theatre have become celebrated for presenting the best international works to Sydney audiences. Their recent productions at Seymour including Heroes of the Fourth Turning, Consent and John have all played to packed houses and received multiple Sydney theatre awards and nominations.

Director: Craig Baldwin | Featuring: Anthony Gooley and Elijah Williams | Set & Lighting Designer: Veronique Benett | Producer: Jeremy Waters | Writer: Samuel D. Hunter

A Case for the Existence of God
Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale (Sydney)
Season: 11 April – 4 May 2024
Information and Bookings: www.seymourcentre.com

Image: Anthony Gooley and Elijah Williams – photo by Marnya Rothe