Outhouse Theatre Co & Seymour Centre present


by Annie Baker

19 Sep - 12 Oct 2019

★★★★★ “Utterly remarkable. Virtually unclassifiable.”

Time Out London


The week after Thanksgiving. A bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful host. A young couple whose relationship is disintegrating. Thousands of inanimate objects. Watching…


After the huge success of The Flick, Outhouse Theatre reunites with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker for the Sydney premiere of a rich, mysterious and haunting tour de force. Is it a ghost story? A love story? A spiritual story? Mysteries abound in this uncanny journey into the dark corners of the human soul and the divine.


“Baker’s true masterpiece.” Slate


“So good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light.” The New Yorker


“A haunting and haunted meditation on topics Baker has made so singularly her own: the omnipresence of loneliness in human life, and the troubled search for love and lasting connection.” The New York Times


“Annie Baker is one of the most singular talents in modern theatre.” The Guardian


★★★★★ “Exquisite, disturbing and startlingly funny.” The Stage


Writer Annie Baker
Director Craig Baldwin
Producer Jeremy Waters
Stage Manager Mellita Kang
Assistant Director Tel Benjamin
Production Associate Katherine Shearer
Co Set and Costume Design Jeremy Allen
Co Set and Costume Design Veronique Benett
Lighting Design Veronique Benett
Sound Design Melanie Herbert
Dialect Coach Amanda Stephens Lee


James Bell
Maggie Blinco
Belinda Giblin
Shuang Hu


Is the gloaming your favourite time of day? Have you ever eaten sailor’s duff? How much do you know about the American Civil War and the Underground Railroad? John is a play filled with unusual references like these ones – and if you’d like to immerse yourself in John‘s world before you see the show, please click here to check out this fascinating glossary.