The Hippodrome Theatre presents the “The Christians,” by Lucas Hnath on stage April 18-May 13, 2018.
The Christians is a critically-acclaimed drama by award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath. Currently one of the most-produced plays in the nation, The Christians is a thought-provoking and timely play which poses philosophical and theological questions about faith in America.
The Christians centers around Pastor Paul, who started a conservative Christian church in a modest storefront. Over the past 10 years, he grew it into a mega-church with thousands of devoted parishioners and a newly paid-off mortgage. Everything changes one Sunday when Pastor Paul preaches a sermon about the existence of Hell that shakes his congregation to the core. The Christians is both epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at religious faith in America – and its power to unite or divide.
Named a Top 10 Play by Time Magazine. Christianity Today says, “Lucas Hnath’s The Christians gets complicated human and church life right.”
“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.” -Charles Isherwood, The New York Times.
“A clever, searching and elusively profound work. Amen to that.” – The Guardian.
The play doesn’t take sides. Rather, it explores questions for the audience to consider about how they interpret religious teachings and the practice of faith in a compassionate and nuanced production that will sure to keep the conversation going long after the final bow.
Tues. 7 p.m. | Wed. 7 p.m. | Thurs. 7 p.m. | Fri. 8 p.m. | Sat. 5 & 8:30 p.m. | Sun. 2 p.m.
Tickets at the Hippodrome Box Office: (352) 375-4477 or click here. On stage April 20 – May 13, with 7 performances a week!
Associate Pastor – Marquis D Gibson | Wife – Juliana Davis | Pastor – Joseph Ditmyer | Congregant – Renata Eastlick | Elder – V Craig Heidenreich
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