By Lucas Hnath

2017 Tony-Nominated playwright
in rotating repertory with Tartuffe

Directed by Preston Lane

a big-little play about faith in America

Certainty and doubt come to a head as Pastor Paul’s stunning revelation just may turn his congregation of thousands back into a congregation of one. This compassionate nuanced look at faith in America asks: How much are you willing to give up for your beliefs? Featuring a live choir at every performance, The Christians is an intimate look at the moments that define who we are and what we believe.

2016 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER: BEST OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

“truly gripping and wholly unexpected”
Chicago Tribune
“a harrowing dig through our hearts”
Christianity Today

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Many thanks to our co-producers!

AGE RECOMMENDATION

We recommend this show for ages 12 and older.

RUN TIME

100 minutes. There will be no intermission.

TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES

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7:30p🗣

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Media

Jan 4 2018

What Does "Repertory" Mean, Anyway?

It's happened to all of us. Upon hearing where we work, new acquaintances often ask, “PlayMakers Repertory Company, huh? What does that mean?” Well, really, it’s all in the name.

Jan 9 2018

Repping the Rep at PlayMakers

The rotating repertory—two shows running in rotation over a the same six-week period—is a PlayMakers tradition seasons in the making.

Jan 18 2018

5 Reasons We Love a Rep

Producing two plays on the same stage at the same time certainly involves a whole lot of craziness. Still, we've got 5 reasons we love a rep.

Jan 23 2018

The Pulpit and the Stage

In this play, we meet a group of people in conflict. The caretaker of their souls asks a powerful question that cracks open their foundation and shifts their understanding of the world.

Jan 30 2018

Interview with Director Preston Lane

Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with "The Christians" director Preston Lane about his early beginnings, directing process, and what excites him about directing this play now.

Nemuna Ceesay in 'Tartuffe' and 'The Christians' in rep at PlayMakers Repertory Company. Photo by HuthPhoto.
Mar 9 2018

Two is Better Than One!

This year we even got some guest artists in on the excitement of the rotating repertory. But have you ever thought about what it’s like being part of the rep?

REVIEWS

Review: Double bill of contemporary play and Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’ makes surprising sense together
by Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
February 16, 2018

A Weighty Main Course and a Fluffy Dessert Compose a Two-Pronged Treatise on Christianity, The Christians and Tartuffe
by Byron Woods
INDY Week
February 14, 2018

The Christians Fearlessly Tackles the Toughest of Faith-Based Questions
By Susie Potter
Triangle Arts and Entertainment
February 13, 2018

Lucas Hnath’s 90-Minute Play, The Christians, Raises Some Serious Theological Questions at PlayMakers Repertory Company
By Yvette L. Holder and Kurt Benrud
Triangle Arts and Entertainment
February 13, 2018

NEWS

PlayMakers Rep Will Present The Christians, a Provocative New Play by Lucas Hnath
by Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
February 1, 2018

Best bets on stage this month features Broadway and classics
By Roy C. Dix
Triangle Today
January 28, 2018

Christians Argue about Faith in the Steppenwolf Church
by Chris Jones
Chicago Tribune
December 12, 2016

Church Splits Are Hell. This Play About One Isn’t.
by Alissa Wilkinson
Christianity Today
September 25, 2015

Review: In ‘The Christians,’ a Schism Over Fire and Brimstone
by Charles Isherwood
New York Times
September 17, 2015

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