Theatre in Sydney – God’s Ear

October 25th, 2011



 The Reginald & Pursued by a Bear Presents GOD’S EAR, written by Jenny Schwartz

  • Preview: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November 2011
  • Thursday 10 November – Saturday 3 December, 2011
    Wednesday –  Saturday 8pm, Tuesday 6:30pm
  • Seymour Centre

How do you deal with the unthinkable? And whose side is the tooth fairy on? This November, the Seymour Centre’s Reginald Theatre asks these difficult questions in the darkly funny and profoundly moving production, GOD’S EAR.
Reeling from the death of their son, a young couple find that conventional language fails them. Routine conversations become a springboard for a whip-smart indictment of cliché, while everyday interactions turn thrillingly surreal, peopled by a transvestite stewardess, GI Joe, and a woman in an airport bar who’s allergic to anything organic.
GOD’S EAR is a unique and brilliant theatrical vision from Jenny Schwartz, a young American playwright hailed as a rising star by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee.
This Australian premiere of God’s Ear is directed by Jonathan Wald and produced by Jocelyn Brewer, featuring an original score by renowned American composer and lyricist Michael Friedman. GOD’S EAR stars Natasha Beaumont (Inception, Eastenders), Julian Garner (Bell Shakespeare), Victoria Greiner, Kieran Foster, Cameron Knight and Helen O’Leary.
Moving, hilarious and ultimately hopeful, GOD’S EAR is a love song to the way language can tear us apart as well as bring us back together.

Preview: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November 2011
Dates: Thursday 10 November – Saturday 3 December, 2011
Wednesday –  Saturday 8pm, Tuesday 6:30pm
Tickets: Full $27 / Conc $23
Bookings: 02 9351 7940 or

Pursued by a Bear – which is a reference both to a Shakespeare stage direction and a Buddhist story about a man being chased by a bear who stops to pick, admire, and eat an absolutely perfect strawberry – is dedicated to inspiring empathy in our audiences through evocative and resonant theatre experiences.  We make work which wrestles with deep and abiding questions and concerns; combines comedy and tragedy; challenges audiences as well as entertaining them; engages with both ideas and emotions; is superbly designed and technically well-executed.  We are energised by process, not concept – we try to create an environment where we can be surprised by the piece we’re working on, by each other, and by ourselves. 

The Reginald Season is a program of curated works by some of Australia’s best small and emerging performance companies, presented by the Seymour Centre. The program is named after the renowned Sydney philanthropist who left the original bequest for the Seymour Centre, Mr. Everest Reginald York Seymour. In honour of this generous benefactor, the Seymour has also renamed its Downstairs Theatre space the Reginald Theatre.
The season of works is funded by Arts NSW, and aims to support some of Australia’s most exciting up and coming companies, as well as present new and experimental productions from established arts organisations.

Seymour Centre
The University of Sydney
Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St

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