The Christians (Staged Reading)

“WHEN BELIEFS COLLIDE”

(A pair of play readings about the clash of beliefs within a faith culture)

Join us for a relaxed evening at interesting venues with some food and drink, and a one time only presentation of a script never before produced in Ottawa, performed by actors, and followed by a discussion about the play’s content.

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. This play is about the culture of faith and the trouble with changing your mind. The play premiered in New York City in 2015.

The Christians by Lucas Hnath is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Saturday, May 27 (7pm) at St. Alban’s Church, 454 King Edward Avenue (MAP)

Donations will be accepted at the staged readings to further the work of the company. 9th Hour is a registered charity, and therefore tax receipts can be given upon request.

The Savannah Disputation (Staged Reading)

“WHEN BELIEFS COLLIDE”

(A pair of play readings about the clash of beliefs within a faith culture)

Join us for a relaxed evening at interesting venues with some food and drink, and a one time only presentation of a script never before produced in Ottawa, performed by actors, and followed by a discussion about the play’s content.

Two elderly sisters forget all about southern charm when a young door-to-door evangelist comes knocking. This theological comedy blends sharpness of wit and depth of character, while telling a story in which a crisis of faith arises when seemingly similar beliefs are discovered to be worlds apart. The play premiered in New York City in 2009.

The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Sunday, June 25 (6pm) at Pressed, 750 Gladstone Avenue (MAP)

Donations will be accepted at the staged readings to further the work of the company. 9th Hour is a registered charity, and therefore tax receipts can be given upon request.