The Christians, by Lucas Hnath
October 19 – November 11, 2018
Reception / Media Night: October 20, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Tickets: $39 adults, $19 students and industry
Tickets available at www.ccpompano.org or by calling (954) 545-7800
You don’t need to be a believer to find the award-winning play The Christians compelling, unsettling yet necessary. There’s this heartbreaking distance between the characters that tugs at the soul. And one of the most wrenching questions that the play forces us to contemplate is, “What should we do when those we love believe in something we strongly oppose?”
“This play, while set in a Protestant Christian church, creates a dialogue that transcends religion, and is incredibly poignant at this time in our nation,” said Skye Whitcomb, Outré’s Artistic Director and the director of the production.
“The thing that strikes me most about The Christians is that for all the struggle that the characters go through, there is no ‘bad guy.’ Every one of these characters is coming from a place of personal truth, of belief, and they struggle with reconciling the differences in their beliefs. There’s this heartbreaking distance between them that tugs at the soul.
And one of the most wrenching questions that the play forces us to contemplate is what we should do when those we love believe something that is not only different from what we believe, but believe something that we feel is actually dangerous.”
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Winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award, The Christians is a complex, multi-layered exploration of faith, belief and the seemingly insurmountable distance that separates us.
“Softly mesmerizing…the conflict is explored with a refreshing lack of condescension… the first important new play of the young fall season” – New York Times
“An earnest exploration of what a church schism is like, who the people are who cause it, and (most importantly) the pain that comes when a family splits, whether that family is nuclear or ecclesiastical.” – Christianity Today
“Powerful, riveting…handles a complex and intellectual debate in a relatable way and that, more importantly, shows the human and real consequences of choices based in spirituality.” – National Catholic Reporter
“Plants the audience squarely in the thick of the battle…utterly engrossing…many attendees bowed their heads at each call for prayer before reminding themselves that this is, in fact, just a play.”– BroadwayWorld.com