Playwright Jason Odell Williams poses for a photo with M*A*S*H* star Loretta Switt and actress Charlotte Cohn.
Playwright Jason Odell Williams poses for a photo with M*A*S*H star Loretta Swit and producer Charlotte Cohn.
(© Russ Rowland)

Jason Odell Williams' Church & State opened last night, Monday, March 27, and M*A*S*H star Loretta Swit was on hand to celebrate the occasion with the company. Directed by Markus Potter, performances began March 3 at New World Stages and are currently scheduled through July 2.

The cast of Church & State takes a bow at curtain call.
The cast of Church & State takes a bow at curtain call.
(© Russ Rowland)

Church & State is described as a "fast-paced, seriously funny take on faith, politics, and "The Twitter." It's three days before Charles Whitmore's Senate reelection, and he's decided to finally tell the public exactly what's on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong?

The show's company includes Rob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed, and Jonathan Louis Dent. The creative team comprises David Goldstein (scenic design), Burke Brown (lighting design), Dianne K. Graebner (costume design), and Erik T. Lawson (sound design). Casting is by Wojcik-Seay Casting. Brierpatch Productions provides general management.

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