A “terrific new play about the mystery of faith by Lucas Hnath – one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years.” – The New York Times
TOP 10 OF 2015 – Critics’ Pick – a “terrific new play about the mystery of faith by Lucas Hnath – one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years.” – The New York Times
Pastor Paul inspires faith in the members of his growing congregation through his preaching. But when he brings up unexpected questions during a sermon, his changing perspective may ask too much of his followers. Featuring live music at every performance, The Christians is an intimate look at the moments that define who we are and what we believe. This New York Times critics' pick is "a terrific new play...from one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years."
Producing Partners Jim and Lori Steinberg
The Conservatory Theatre
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Believers Vs. Believers in Lucas Hnath’s ‘The Christians’
“My mother is an ordained minister, so I grew up, certainly, in that world. And I felt there was something missing in how Christianity tends to be represented onstage.”
Church Splits Are Hell. This Play About One Isn’t.
“[Hnath writes] with so much integrity that he avoids taking sides in the debate at all, while not downplaying the seriousness of the issue…One can only hope there’s a lot more of this to come.”
So ‘The Christians’ Walks Into a Jewish Theatre…
“Hnath’s play is no altar call, and Theater J is not having a come-to-Jesus moment. Instead, in exploring a rift between its chief pastor and his congregation over theology, management, and meaning, it delves deep into human issues and conflicts that transcend religious disputation.”
Lucas Hnath’s ‘The Christians’ Tackles a Schism Among the Flock
“Lucas Hnath grew up in an evangelical church. His mother became a minister, and he thought he might do the same. Instead, he became a playwright, and now he’s written a knowing script about congregational tremors set off by a doctrinal dispute inside a megachurch.”
In the Moment: ‘The Christians’ at Theater J
“Please, do not let the title put you off. This is a play for all, no matter beliefs or non-beliefs…The Christians shows universal issues with common roots. It is America with its many different religions and faiths. It makes great theater.”
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