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The Christians Opens at Playwrights Horizons and Will Soon Run in LA

Lucas Hnath's new play looks at faith in America.

The stars of The Christians take their opening-night bow.
(© Kristin Goehring)

Lucas Hnath's The Christians celebrated its opening night at Playwrights Horizons on September 17. The new drama The Christians began performances off-Broadway on Friday, August 28 and will continue through October 11. It will then play Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles December 2-January 10, with opening night taking place December 13.

The drama, which had its world premiere in the 2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, stars Emily Donahoe (33 Variations), Andrew Garman (Salome), Philip Kerr (A Time to Kill), Larry Powell (Broke-ology), and Linda Powell (On Golden Pond). Garman, Ms. Powell, Mr. Powell, and Donahoe all starred in the Louisville production.

A look at faith in America and its power to unite or divide, The Christians finds Pastor Paul (Garman) preaching a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation's beliefs. Les Waters directs the work, which includes a live, rotating 20-person choir drawing singers from all five boroughs. The production features scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Connie Furr, lighting design by Tony Award nominee Ben Stanton, and sound design by Jake Rodriguez.

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