The Hypotheticals

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The Hypotheticals

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.

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?
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