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The Christians

Actors Co-op Theatre
1760 N. Gower Street Hollywood

When the pastor of a megachurch decides to enlighten his congregation with his own personal revelation, he’s faced with doubt and deep dissension among his flock. Lucas Hnath’s Obie Award-winning drama examines the schism in today’s church and the role of faith in America. Called “that rare play about religion that both believers and non-believers can embrace” by the Los Angeles Times, this Actors Co-op production of The Christians is staged at Crossley Theatre, aptly located on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.

Thru - Jun 9, 2019

Price: $35

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 323-462-8460

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LA Splash - Recommended

"...THE CHRISTIANS is well written - but also feels more like a reading than a play in the traditional sense. Nicholas Acciani's three-sided scenic design brings intimacy to the story, while E. B. Brooks' costumes, Donny Jackson's lighting, and David B. Marling's sound keep the play very personal. Let's not forget Dylan Price's choir direction; the choir presents a rousing musical background to the more academic aspects of doctrine. THE CHRISTIANS will probably resonate powerfully with like-minded audiences. For others, the intimate personal nature of the principal's conflicts will likely prove involving."
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Elaine Mura

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...A bombshell announcement dropped one Sunday morning by the pastor of a major American megachurch threatens the future of the institution he has spent years building into mega-proportions in Lucas Hnath’s extraordinary 2014 drama The Christians, now getting a superb L.A.-cast production at Actors Co-op."
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Steven Stanley

On Stage Los Angeles - Highly Recommended

"...I really believe that "The Christians" is a play that must be experienced. The beauty is in the telling and the evocative critical thinking that each of us may be called to: like it or not!"
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Stage Raw - Recommended

"...One reason the play succeeds is that it doesn’t try to paint belief as either good or bad. Without coming off as preachy, it gives both sides space to state their case, and ends up presenting an eloquent and engaging debate. The play does not try to crown either side as right, and in remaining impartial it avoids coming off as propaganda."
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Julia Stier

Haines His Way - Recommended

"...It's an interesting philosophical look at religion that is rarely attempted. Most religious themes contain hellfire and damnation obsessed preachers so it is intriguing to examine a different view. However the play is mostly recounted as a he said/they said account rather than fully fleshed out scenes. And the playwright's conceit of having everybody use a hand microphone to deliver their dialogue just did not work for this viewer."
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Rob Stevens

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