The Christians

“WHEN BELIEFS COLLIDE”

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

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.

THE STORY

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 CAST

TOM CHARLEBOIS (Elder Jay), EVELYN JOST (Wife Elizabeth), CRAIG MILLER (Pastor Paul), TRISH CLEYN (Congregant Jenny), JASON SWAN (Associate Joshua)

THE SHOW

The Christians by Lucas Hnath was 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)