The Daylight Atheist

By Tom Scott

18 APR - 11 MAY 2002 — Comedy

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

Maidment Theatre

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None

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Tom Scott's first play, The Daylight Atheist, is loosely based on the life of his father. Cantankerous and isolated, the old man has retreaed to his bedroom fortress, a bombsite of newspapers, aircraft parts and candlewick bedspreads. Amid the debris, he conjures the characters and narrative of his past in a twilight quest for resolution and redemption. From Irish boyhood to World War II airman to New Zealand immigrant, he retraces a life of profane exploits and irreverent adventures interrupted by a shotgun marriage and the birth of triplets.