Baltimore Center Stage: The Christians
The Christians
September 07–October 08
  • By Lucas Hnath
  • Directed by Hana S. Sharif

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE LOSE FAITH IN OUR LEADERS?

Does absolute tolerance require tolerance of the intolerant? Can a divided head find a way to lead? When the stakes are eternity, what happens if your pastor is wrong? These are the questions that arise in a present-day American megachurch in The Christians, a new play about the seemingly insurmountable distance that exists when people of the same religion hold different beliefs. Stunning in its theatricality, this production will feature multiple choirs from area churches. Prescient in its investigation of the commercialization of religion, this play spotlights the sensitive and challenging obstacles of all successful organizations. 

2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner

“This nonjudgmental show, which offers a safe place for good people to disagree and even, possibly, evolve spiritually, is a tonic for tough times.” –Dallas News

“[Hnath is] one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” –New York Times


Feature choirs from area churches:

Greater Baltimore Church of Christ Choir
(performing Sep 7–17)

Community Choir of Baltimore Center Stage 
(performing Sep 19–Oct 1)

New Psalmist Baptist Church Choir
(performing Oct 3–8)

Content Advisory: This poignant drama about personal faith and organized religion tackles big questions and subjects that may interest audiences in middle school and up.

Approximate runtime is 1 hour and 37 minutes. There will be no intermission.

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Reviews
"An exquisite performance."— The Baltimore Sun
"A timely, powerful piece."— DC Metro Theater Arts
"A soul and conscience-stirring production."— DC Theatre Scene
"In short, go see it."— Baltimore Style
"Though it is bound to resonate with Christians, its inquiries transcend church, extending into the idea of institutions in general, as well as the risks and rewards of belonging to a community."— Baltimore Style
"An almost miraculous feat—addressing matters of faith without condescension, manipulation, or belittling."— The Baltimore Sun
In the News
09.18.17
The Baltimore Sun—Mega-church drama of 'The Christians' gets incisive production at Center Stage
09.18.17
DC Metro Theatre Arts—Review: ‘The Christians’ at Baltimore Center Stage
09.18.17
Baltimore Style—Review: The Christians
09.19.17
DC Theatre Scene—The Christians at Baltimore Center Stage