The Unbelieving Tickets
New York, NY

The Unbelieving Tickets

What would happen if everyone stopped believing in God?
The Unbelieving Tickets
The Unbelieving Tickets

About The Unbelieving

In the classic tale of religious conversion, finding God holds the promise of a life filled with purpose and meaning. But what happens when this transformation occurs in reverse, and a faith you have built your life around begins to fall away? The Unbelieving takes a penetrating look into the lives of practicing clergy members— Catholics, Episcopalians, Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, Jews, Mormons, Muslims—who have stopped believing in God.

Staged by NYC’s acclaimed downtown theater company The Civilians in the brilliant investigative-theater style they pioneered, The Unbelieving tells the intimate stories of these faith leaders. Using their actual words, obtained during a groundbreaking study by philosopher Daniel C. Dennett and qualitative researcher Linda LaScola, the play explores the struggles, courage, and great humor of these “unbelievers” as they face the hardest decision of their lives—whether to continue living in secret or to risk everything by telling the truth.

Run time

90 minutes, no intermission

Start date

October 20th, 2022

End date

November 20th, 2022


39 Reviews

Tatyana G

Tatyana G

292 Reviews | 88 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if 65 minutes doc.-play about preachers who stoped believing.How they hiding the real feelings about faith to keep providing for the family

Don’t see it if Deeply religious people might be offended, especially after discussion about Mary's virginity. Light humor about religion is a sin for you.

Show n Tell

Show n Tell

143 Reviews | 35 Followers
Profound, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It’s not often a play asked big questions- why u believe or unbelieve in God; what’s going to happen when u do so to ur family or community?

Don’t see it if If you just want to be entertained n not questioned why or what your beliefs or unbeliefs are?!

R. around the moon

R. around the moon

82 Reviews | 14 Followers
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want a thoughtful reflection on what in means to live an authentic life when doing so could cost you everything you've known.

Don’t see it if you want more of a traditional plot.

Stephi L

Stephi L

464 Reviews | 156 Followers
Compassionate, Warm, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if what ppl anonymously admit to with honesty & humility is more compelling than any contrived words a playwright can put in their mouths

Don’t see it if uninterested in people deconstructing, then rebuilding, their entire worldview and reintegrating into new social circles

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59 East 59th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10022


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