Jan 23, 2018 | The Christians
Farmers Alley Theatre is extremely proud to present the Michigan Premiere of one of the hottest plays sweeping the country, THE CHRISTIANS, by Tony-nominated author Lucas Hnath. Running for just two weekends February 9th-18th at the Little Theatre on Oakland Drive, this blistering new work is both unbiased and evenhanded, and will spark conversations and emotions within its audience members, no matter what they believe.
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. THE CHRISTIANS is a big-little play about faith in America – and the trouble with changing your mind.
D. Terry Williams has made his mark at Farmers Alley Theatre as the go-to Director for compelling and provocative new plays as he proven with his past productions, Disgraced, Other Desert Cities, Old Wicked Songs and The Whipping Man. He has put together an amazing cast of Michigan actors which includes two real life ministers: Scott Crownover (seen in our production of The Light in the Piazza) as Pastor Paul and WMU Student Fox Worth as Associate Pastor Joshua. Lisa Abbott, Ron Dundon and Dwandra Nickole Lampkin round out the cast of principle actors, while Music Director Jeremiah Downes leads our live gospel choir onstage.
The New York Times called author Lucas Hnath, “one of the brightest new voices of his generation,” and BroadwayWorld.com praised the play calling it “utterly engrossing”. This is a truly remarkable 90 minutes of theatre that will have audiences talking long after the curtain falls.
THE CHRISTIANS runs February 9th through the 18th at the Little Theatre on Oakland Drive. Tickets can be purchased by calling our Box Office at (269) 343-2727 or by visiting our website www.farmersalleytheatre.com. Tickets are $30 Fri/Sat/Sun and $25 on Thursday, February 15th. Seniors 65 and above get $2 off per ticket. Students with a Valid ID can see the show for $15.
There will be a post-show talkback with the cast and religious leaders from the community following the 2pm matinee on Sunday, February 11th.