By Lucas HnathBuy Tickets
October 18 - November 4, 2018
Over the past twenty years, Pastor Paul has successfully presided over the growth of his church from a few dozen people to several thousand strong. He’s respected and admired, but when a personal revelation leads him down a new path, will his congregants follow him? The Christians is a riveting drama about the complicated fallout when personal faith clashes with institutional doctrine.
“…this terrific play about the mystery of faith by Lucas Hnath — one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years — is MESMERIZING.” – The New York Times
“…a powerful, riveting production that handles a complex and intellectual debate in a relatable way…” – National Catholic Reporter
Lucas Hnath’s plays include THE CHRISTIANS (2014 Humana Festival), RED SPEEDO (Studio Theatre, DC), A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY (Soho Rep), NIGHTNIGHT (2013 Humana Festival), ISAAC’S EYE (Ensemble Studio Theatre), DEATH TAX (2012 Humana Festival, Royal Court Theatre), and THE COURTSHIP OF ANNA NICOLE SMITH (Actors Theatre of Louisville). His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service. Lucas has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011, and is a proud member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Lucas is a winner of the 2012 Whitfield Cook Award for ISAAC’S EYE and received a 2013 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citation for DEATH TAX. He has also received commissions from the EST/Sloan Project, Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, Playwrights Horizons, New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, and the Royal Court Theatre. Lucas holds a BFA and an MFA from New York University’s Department of Dramatic Writing.