by Lucas Hnath
directed by Les Waters
Playwrights Horizons, Mainstage Theatre
August 28, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Ten 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. But 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 epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America — and its power to unite or divide.
Scenic Design Dane Laffrey
Costume Design Connie Furr Solomon
Lighting Design Ben Stanton
Sound Design Jake Rodriguez
Production Stage Manager Marisa Levy
"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...."