"Whether or not you believe in God, you should believe in Lucas Hnath." -The Guardian
"Lucas Hnath’s softly mesmerizing drama about a schism that arises in an evangelical megachurch…
In this terrific play about the mystery of faith,
and how religion can tear people apart just as it can bring them together,
a revelation experienced by the pastor causes a potentially disastrous rupture in the congregation." -NY Times
The Christians is a play about a charismatic pastor who has had a revelation, that asks difficult questions about belief and faith, family and community, and the need for a place called Hell.
Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul's church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church's belief.
Starring: Michael Poignand, Alison Meirowitz McCarthy, Christine Power, Armando Rivera, Arthur Waldstein
Choir: Elyse Brown, Doug Dulaney, Margaret Felice, Demetrius Fuller, Caitlin Gjerdrum, Julia Kennedy, Amy Manion, Caryn May, Jamie Merkle, Kirsten Mulrenan, Ben Nissan, Jessica Richmond, Lisa Santagate, Masha Sten-Clanton, Vijaya Sundaram, Samuel James Zeiberg
Directed by Brooks Reeves
Music Direction & Sound Design: David Reiffel
Design: Danielle Fauteux Jacques
SM: Maurine Heberden
ASM: Jaime Hernandez