The Christians 2015

Run Time:
One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: September 17, 2015
Closing: October 25, 2015

The Christians - 2015 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Playwrights Horizons
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves) New York, NY 10036

Ten years ago, Pastor Paul's church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation's beliefs. Backed by a live choir, THE CHRISTIANS is both epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America - and its power to unite or divide.

The cast of THE CHRISTIANS will feature Emily Donahoe, Andrew Garman, Philip Kerr, Larry Powell and Linda Powell.

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VIDEO: Take a Backstage Tour With THE CHRISTIANS' Larry Powell
by Michael Dale - October 14, 2015

Take a peek backstage as the cast preps for the evening's performance.

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS Wins This Year's Kesselring Prize
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2015

The Kesselring Prize for playwriting -- given by the National Arts Club in New York since 1980 -- returns this year following a six-year hiatus with the announcement that Lucas Hnath is the recipient of the 2015 Kesselring Prize. Hnath was submitted by The Actors Theatre of Louisville for his new play The Christians, which debuted there at the Humana Festival and is currently playing off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in NYC. The play is directed by Les Waters.

Playwrights Horizons Extends Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS
by Tyler Peterson - September 28, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group have announced an extension of their New York premiere co-production of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Red Speedo, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the Playwrights Horizons 2015/2016 Season. 

STAGE TUBE: Scenes From Lucas Hnath's Controversial Drama THE CHRISTIANS at Playwrights Horizons
by Michael Dale - September 24, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents Lucas Hnath's, THE CHRISTIANS, a new drama that explores the controversial subject of a religious leader announcing to his congregation his new interpretation of The Bible.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CHRISTIANS at Playwrights Horizons
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - September 18, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group present The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winnerLes Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.

Review Roundup: THE CHRISTIANS Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - September 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group's co-production of the New York premiere of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath, opens tonight, September 17. Let's see what the critics had to say...

BWW Review: THE CHRISTIANS Is A Riveting Theological Debate
by Michael Dale - September 18, 2015

A pastor announces, 'We are no longer a congregation that believes in Hell.'

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group present The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.

Playwright Lucas Hnath Calls THE CHRISTIANS His Big Little Play About Faith In America
by Michael Dale - September 12, 2015

'Pastors have to be very careful not to remake the gospel into their own image.'

Photo Flash: First Look at THE CHRISTIANS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - September 2, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group's co-production of the New York premiere of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath, is currently in previews at at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street) for an opening on September 17, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

THE CHRISTIANS Starts New York Premiere Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group present The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANS
by Jennifer Broski - August 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group will present THE CHRISTIANS, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.

The Christians FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of The Christians have there been?
The Christians has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.
What awards has The Christians been nominated for?
The Christians has been nominated for Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards and Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Lucas Hnath.
What awards has The Christians won?
The Christians has won the Outstanding Play award at the Drama Desk Awards and the Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Lucas Hnath.

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