Quiet Faith, a compelling theatrical presentation about Australian christianity that leaves the audience feeling like they are immersed in a documentary, will be performed at theatres in Wyong and Newcastle in May.
Quiet Faith, written and directed by David Williams, premiered in 2014. It reaches a new audience on this tour, playing The Art House in Wyong on May 3-4 and the Civic Theatre in Newcastle May 22-26.
The show is performed in a purpose-designed theatre in the round which resembles a church, the audience seated on pews. The dialogue was generated from hours of interviews with Christian Australians, both clergy and congregations – described in promotional material and quietly, progressively faithful” Christians.
Seated on-stage in an intimate space, the audience hear from a doctor and a community worker, an Anglican and a Methodist, those driven to action by the Gospels and those who work with sinners. Audiences hear real Australian’s experiences: an eight-year-old girl kicked out of church; a woman judged by Christians for getting a divorce; a man who received a vision; a doctor sharing about an Imam and his visa troubles, and more.
With music, whispering voices and vespers included, critics have called the show a “powerful experience” that stays with the audience long after the play.
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