Love the Sinner


ISBN: 9781848420892
Author: By Drew Pautz
Publication Date: 13/05/2010
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 116pp.
Availability: Available


A tense and provocative play offering a remarkably fresh and painful take on our perpetual guilt in the face of poverty and brutality in the developing world.

Michael, a married man running a small business, accompanies a squabbling delegation of bishops to Africa as a lay volunteer. There, an unsettling encounter with a hotel porter leads to a series of agonising moral dilemmas that compromise his work, his marriage – and his faith.

Drew Pautz’s play Love the Sinner was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in 2010.

‘Topical, tender-hearted, fascinating’

‘A cunningly written clash of religious cultures across continents; and the story of a modern marriage… a strong and serious contender for this year’s most promising playwright’

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