The Christians

by Lucas Hnath

September 20-22,2019

Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration but Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America—and the trouble with changing your mind.

“…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.”  – The New York Times

Directed by K. Michael Moore
The Cast includes Rip Russell as Paul; Phil Welsh as Joshua; Megan Turner Ginsburg as Elizabeth; Duane Larson as Jay; and Carrie Pozdal as Jenny.

About the Playwright
Lucas Hnath is the author of more than a dozen full-length plays, including A Doll’s House, Part 2 which premiered on Broadway in 2017, Red Speedo, Death Tax, Isaac’s Eye and A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. Called by the New York Times “one of the brightest new voices of his generation,” his work has been produced nationally and internationally. A winner of a Steinberg Playwright Award (2017), an Obie Award for Playwriting for Red Speedo and The Christians (2016), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), he was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell literary prize for drama in 2018.

September 20 at 7:30 PM
September 21 at 7:30 PM
September 22 at 2:00 PM

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale July 23 at noon.