The Christians

The Christians by Lucas Hnath
Produced by The Playworks Group in association with The Pine Hill Project

"...A production like this reminds us how important a professional theatre can be in the cultural life of a city."  Broadway World 

Playwright Lucas Hnath received a 2017 Best Play Tony Award nomination for A Doll's House Part 2, and has also received the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Obie Award. This professional area premiere of his nationally acclaimed play The Christians was produced at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Click the galleries and scroll for more.


"The Christians is neither an indictment of Christianity nor a pious parade of religious platitudes. That makes it a potential bridge in these polarized meet somewhere in the middle." 
Charlotte Observer

"It was a wonderful play. It stayed with me for days as I pondered its meaning and relevance in this current climate. The performances were truly exceptional and the music was inspiring."
Audience member Joan Morrell Ballard

"Thank you for holding up a mirror and asking 'why do you believe what you believe?' - and for discussing (it) with us."
Audience member Rick Norwood

*Members Actors' Equity Association

The cast: Jonavan Adams, Chandler McIntyre, Brian Robinson*, Graham Smith*, April C. Turner
Director: Steve Umberger
Set Design: Joe Gardner   
Lighting Design: Eric Winkenwerder
Costume Design: Barbi VanSchaick
Projection Design: Jay Thomas
Production Stage Manager: Audrey M. Brown
Production Manager: Mitzi Corrigan
Photography: Donna Bise, Jay Thomas

The Choir: Sharon Alexander, Isaiah Bell, Carmen Coulter, Lydia Diaz, Robin Gill, Jamila Green, Linda Green, Sheila Killian, Latricia Lockhart, Mamatha Margaret, Shar Marlin, Melody McClellan, Janae Moore, Suzanne Newsom, Carol Sims, Clayton D. Stephenson, Tari Sturdivant, Erin Williams, Torron Williams, Venegas Woodard

About the producers: The Playworks Group is a project-based production group formed to promote and produce work for stage and film, with a special focus on stories and arts-related events that broaden perspective on the world around us. The Pine Hill Project endeavors to promote, provoke and produce through storytelling the exploration of issues which shape our shared human experience.

Video production: Jay Thomas / Jaytopia

Read more about The Christians in the Press section.

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