The Hypotheticals

Past Event

Returning for a Northern Territory tour, after a sell-out Darwin Festival 2021 Season, The Hypotheticals is both a deeply personal story and a work of imagination for the writers and performers Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Sarah Reuben, as they contemplate their futures and the future of their (yet to exist) children.

Meet two best friends in their mid-30’s – a single woman and a partnered gay man who are deciding whether to have a baby together. She’s the daughter of immigrants, living on unceded land. He’s a middle-class Australian who has grown up in a world that told him he could be anything he dreams of, but he hasn’t really become much.

Together they ask where do you belong in your family’s history? What does it mean to bring a child into this world that’s burning? And if a man is gay, isn’t that evolution’s way of telling him to step out of the gene pool? But then, isn’t becoming a parent a natural evolutionary instinct? Is it a right? Is it right for them? And what happens if you have a kid and just get a really annoying one?

Winner of the Brown’s Mart Theatre Award in the 2020 NT Literary Awards, with a sold out premiere season at Darwin Festival 2021, The Hypotheticals is a hilarious and savvy exploration of evolution, the human race, fantasy and fear.

“It feels very special to return to the stage with this work, the final work I performed before having a baby," Sarah Reuben, Co-writer and director of The Hypotheticals Writers said.

"This show will always hold a unique place for me, we went through so much turmoil to finally get it to production last year and then for the season to be cut short because of a lockdown. I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to revisit it, a show I love so much. A show that is so personal to me. And to do it alongside Jeffrey, not just one of my closest friends, but an artist I respect and admire so very much."

Performers | Sarah Reuben & Jeffrey Jay Fowler Choreographer/Movement Director | Jessica Devereux Sound Designers | James Mangohig & Serina Pech Production Dramaturg | Chris Isaacs Lighting Designer | Tommy Lydiard

Event Details

Time: 6pm

Venue: Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre

Cost: $20 - $30


Contact: Artback NT

Organisation: Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring

Phone: 0889411444



Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 14th May 2022

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