VERE (Faith)
Sydney Theatre Company presents
VERE (Faith)

6 Nov 2013 to 7 Dec 2013

Sydney Theatre Company presents
A Sydney Theatre Company and
State Theatre Company of South Australia production

VERE (Faith)

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.

For almost 50 years, the Higgs Boson has stood as one of the most ambitious, awe-inspiring, expensive and well-documented scientific quests in the history of mankind. In its unravelling lies the opportunity to understand what happened at the beginning and what might ensue at the end of the universe. Life and death respectively; both favoured subjects of great theatre.

Director Sarah Goodes
Set Designer Pip Runciman
Costume Designer Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Nigel Levings
Composer/Sound Designer Steve Francis

With Matilda Bailey, Paul Blackwell, Matthew Gregan, Ksenja Logos, Rebecca Massey, Geoff Morrell, Yalin Ozucelik

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Venue
Sydney Opera House - Drama Theatre
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2hrs 20mins (including interval)
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