First Look at The Christians at Steppenwolf Theatre
Lucas Hnath's exploration of religion in America heads to Chicago.
Set in a church with a live choir led by music director Jaret Landon, the show is described as "a compassionate and unbiased exploration of faith in America." Pastor Paul has spent 20 years successfully growing his church from a small storefront to a gleaming church, but now he fears that there may be a crack in the theological foundation. As he shares his new belief in the nature of salvation, the message is met with surprise and then growing trepidation from his closest confidantes in the congregation, threatening to create a schism within the church.
Tom Irwin leads the cast as Pastor Paul, alongside ensemble member Robert Breuler as Elder Jay, with Shannon Cochran (Elizabeth), Glenn Davis (Joshua), and Jacqueline Williams (Congregant).
Performances are set to run through January 29, 2017, in the Downstairs Theatre, with an official opening on December 11.