“I think we share a specific kind of sadness,” Ryan tells Keith in A Case for the Existence of God. He’s right. The source of that sorrow is revealed bit-by-bit in this deeply compassionate, quietly remarkable two-hander by Samuel D. Hunter. The setting, as usual, is Idaho, the author’s home state. The 30something men are talking in a cubicle inside a small business in Twin Falls. Keith (Kyle... Read more
A Case for the Existence of God
Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter’s play A Case for the Existence of God will premiere off-Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Center from April 12. Get A Case for the Existence of God tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
A Case for the Existence of God is a play that follows two single fathers from differing cultural backgrounds in a small southern Idaho office as they struggle to balance the terms of a loan. Themes of faith, empathy, and human resilience play a key part in this story — a timely show which intends to allow a wide array of audiences attending theatre today to connect with real-life experiences and emotions.
A Case for the Existence of God off Broadway marks Hunter’s first play following the COVID-19 pandemic. Hunter describes the play as having a monumental, dramatic title, with a rather simple, yet nonetheless impactful story behind it. Hunter is notorious for placing all of his plays in the setting of Idaho, where he originally hails from. His works notoriously have a focus on the profound, complex lives that are led in even the smallest of towns.
Hunter’s most recent works include Greater Clements in 2019, which received the 2020 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Play, and Lewiston/Clarkson in 2018, which also received the 2019 Drama Desk nomination for the same award. Tony Award-winning David Kromer (The Band’s Visit) directs the production.
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Inside a cubicle in a small office in southern Idaho, two men struggle to balance the confounding terms on a loan.