Sydney Theatre Company presents
A Sydney Theatre Company and
State Theatre Company of South Australia production
A black comedy brimming with new ideas by John Doyle
For his much anticipated new play, playwright John Doyle (The Pig Iron People) offers a powerful meditation on science, spirituality and human frailty.
Paul Blackwell (When the Rain Stops Falling, Tartuffe, The Ham Funeral) returns to STC as Vere, a physicist at the peak of his career and still enthusing infectiously about his subject. Out of the blue he is given a shattering prognosis and must rapidly reconcile his professional ambitions and personal relationships with the certainty of his own mortality.
One of the great debates of our times, God versus science, is played out with Doyle's typical charisma and cheek. The play is brimming with intellectual engagement, gallows humour and wise, witty footnotes to culture.
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