Next Fall is a Tony-nominated play written by Geoffrey Nauffts in 2011. It tells the story of a gay couple’s loving but turbulent five-year relationship in Manhattan. The twist is that one of the lovers is a born-again Christian, while the other is an atheist. When Luke is in an accident and slips into a coma, atheist Adam must lean on Luke’s family for support. Adam and Luke’s story is told mainly in flashbacks: their different lifestyles inevitably cause them to butt heads, and the play is full of questions about love, life, and faith. Next Fall opened to positive reviews, but closed the same summer after 26 previews and 132 regular performances. It was nominated for Best Play and Best Direction.