Presented by Theater J
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Gregg Henry
Religion can draw us together, or it can pull us apart. Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration, but Pastor Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation’s beliefs.
Backed by a live choir, The Christians is both an epic and unexpectedly intimate drama. This provocative new play offers an unflinching look at faith of any denomination—and its power to unite or divide.
“Terrific play about the mystery of faith…one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years…MESMERIZING.” — Charles Isherwood, The New York Times