In The Atheist, Campbell Scott plays 'Augustine Early,' a crooked reporter who will do anything to get his next front-page story. When Augustine turns a prominent local politician's tawdry predilections into front page news, the scandal threatens to undo the one person Augustine thought was immune - himself. The Atheist is a searing and hilarious play about catching the perfect front-page headline, whatever the cost.
This one-man show returns to Culture Project after a sold-out special one-night-only engagement in May. It also had a critically acclaimed run at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company last year and just completed an equally acclaimed run as part of the 2008 Williamstown Theatre Festival.
The Culture Project hosts a special talk-back conversation in conjunction with the Irish Arts Center/New York on Thursday, November 20, 2008, following the 8:00 p.m. performance of The Atheist. The discussion, titled "An Irish American and his American Plays," welcome The Atheist's playwright Ronan Noone and star Campbell Scott, in a conversation about Noone's work, moderated by Aidan Connolly, Executive Director of the Irish Arts Center.