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What do you believe? And why should it be anybody’s business? This family is about to find out! FAITHLESS is about an aging atheist named Gus, recovering from cancer, who is forced to deal with two grown stepchildren: a Presbyterian minister who is suffering from a crisis of faith and a young woman who seems to have had a glimpse of the afterlife after a head injury. He is also dismayed by his adopted child, a teenager who suddenly decides she’d like to be a nun.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“The world premiere … is uncommonly thoughtful and humorous … FAITHLESS is a smart and entertaining play about a subject that isn’t often discussed this openly.” —Stage Raw

“Jon Klein’s absorbing family dramedy FAITHLESS, [is] a laughter-and-discussion provoking world premiere … Jon Klein’s RESOLVING HEDDA earned the playwright considerable acclaim, and his latest play tackles serious matters with both nuance and depth. That FAITHLESS elicits more than a few laughs along the way is icing on the cake.” —StageScene LA

“FAITHLESS is a new play by their wonderful playwright Jon Klein … FAITHLESS is an excellent play … I recommend FAITHLESS … without restraint. ” —NoHo Arts

“… Jon Klein’s witty dialog … swirls around the beliefs that ground us so we can live another day. The ending will surprise you, and it is well worth the wait for the tag line that wraps up the play. Definitely a timely play that you can’t miss!” —Showmag

“Veteran and much-awarded wordsmith Jon Klein’s newest play is well-written, often achingly funny, and ultimately quite touching. It is beautifully constructed …” —Ticket Holders LA

About the Author


  • Jon Klein

    Jon Klein is the author of over thirty produced plays, produced Off-Broadway and at many prestigious regional theatres, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage in D.C., Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, Center Stage in Baltimore, South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Alley Theatre in Houston, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, Seattle Children's Theatre, and many others. He is probably best known for his play T BONE N WEASEL, which has received over a hundred productions at regional theatres throughout the US, and which he adapted for a TNT Network film, starring Gregory Hines and Christopher Lloyd. T BONE N WEASEL received several awards after its premiere at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, including an HBO Playwrights USA Award. Jon is also the author of the only authorized stage adaptation of the famous children's book BUNNICULA by James and Deborah Howe, which has received over a hundred productions in the US and Canada, including a national tour. The critically acclaimed (and Helen Hayes nominated) YOUNG ROBIN HOOD recently received its world premiere at the Roundhouse Theatre in Bethesda, MD. DIMLY PERCEIVED THREATS TO THE SYSTEM (finalist for the American Theatre Critics' Association Award, at Arena Stage, South Coast Rep and many others) and BETTY THE YETI (another entry at the Humana Festival in Louisville) also continue to be frequently produced. Two recent plays, SUGGESTIBILITY and WISHING WELL, recently premiered at the Victory Theatre in Burbank. Other plays that have received major productions around the country include OCTOPUS (Contemporary American Theatre Festival, WV), PEORIA (Woolly Mammoth Theatre, DC), SOUTHERN CROSS (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta), THE EINSTEIN PROJECT (co-authored with Paul D'Andrea, at Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge), FOUR OUR FATHERS (A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle), THE RED AND THE BLACK (adaptation of the Stendhal novel, also at A Contemporary Theatre), and LOSING IT (winner of the Dramatists Guild/CBS New Play Award, Off-Broadway and at Wisdom Bridge Theatre, Chicago). Jon is married to Laura Annawyn Shamas, playwright, essayist and mythologist.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/26/2024
Pages 82
ISBN 9798888560198

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

FAITHLESS was first developed at PlayFest Santa Barbara
in May 2023, directed by Michael Gros.

The World Premiere of FAITHLESS was produced by Maria Gobetti and Evan Bartoletti
at The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank, CA, in March 2024.

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Faithless is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


9/26/2024 – 10/20/2024
Washington, DC