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The Christians

August 28–October 11
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TIM SANFORD ON THE CHRISTIANS

Lucas Hnath has described ‘The Christians’ as his “big little play about faith in America.” When I first encountered it in its premiere production at the Humana Festival in Louisville, it seemed unequivocally big to me. I saw mainly the broad, timely thematic conflict that ensues when the pastor of an evangelical, Bible-literalist church preaches a game-changing sermon. 

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PLAYWRIGHT'S PERSPECTIVE

When I was younger, I was supposed to be a preacher, but I decided it would be too much responsibility. I didn't want to worry about other peoples’ souls. I switched to pre-med. I didn't want to worry about other peoples’ bodies. And so, I switched to playwriting.

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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR

Visit our show page to read more about The Christians including bios of the creative team!

THE Christians


THE AMERICAN VOICE: The Known World

Three summers ago, Lucas Hnath sent me an email at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where I used to be the literary manager, with a Word document attached. “Well gosh,” his message began, “this was kind of fun. I went through my list of notes and organized it and turned my shorthand into complete sentences. So here are 17 ideas for plays.” (“There were even more that I didn’t include,” he added.)

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BACKSTORY: Notes on Tragedy

Over time, words change meaning, and language evolves just like everything else. Back in the day, for instance, if your son was a “determined bachelor,” you’d be proud of his knighthood,   and if he brought home his broke, underage girlfriend to meet you, you could call her a “naughty wench” without ruining Christmas. “Sick” was ill, and so was “ill”; “thongs” were flip-flops, “bad” was bad, and a “gay marriage” wasn’t anything to argue about. And whether you consider the evolution of language a science, a history lesson, or a damn shame, it's an insight to the evolution of how we think.

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post-performance discussions

During the run of The Christians, post-performance discussions with the creative team have been scheduled for the following dates:

September 2
September 5 (Following the matinee)

September 9

These discussions are an important aspect of our play development process. We hope you can take part!


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Tickets (reg. $75) are $45.

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30&Under Member tickets are $25; Student Member tickets are $15.

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SUBSCRIBERS: You may order one guest ticket for $50 each per package.

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MEMBERS: Order one guest ticket per package per production for $50 when you reserve your own.

YOUNG MEMBERS:  One guest ticket may be purchased per production for $35.

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We recommend for those aged 12+. 

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