Chelsea Theatre Works
189 Winnisimmet Street
Chelsea, MA 02150
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"Whether or not you believe in God, you should believe in Lucas Hnath." -The Guardian
"Lucas Hnath’s softly mesmerizing drama about a schism that arises in an evangelical megachurch…In this terrific play about the mystery of faith, and how religion can tear people apart just as it can bring them together, a revelation experienced by the pastor causes a potentially disastrous rupture in the congregation." -NY Times
The Christians is a play about a charismatic pastor who has had a revelation, that asks difficult questions about belief and faith, family and community, and the need for a place called Hell.
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.
Performances are followed by a Reception with the actors.