The Rotating Repertory
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Adapted by David Ball
Directed by Saheem Ali
a comedy of religious proportions
For generations, theatre’s most “devout” con man has been hoodwinking theatre audiences to uproarious effect.
REGIONAL PREMIERE ADAPTATION
“glorious from the first scene”
March 10 @ 4:00pm
Join us at a FREE panel discussion in the Kenan Theatre between two national luminaries in the world of religious scholars:
• Dr. Robert Franklin, former President of Morehouse College and Director of the Religion Program at The Chautauqua Institution, alongside
• Dr. Bart Ehrman, national best-selling author and Religious Studies professor at UNC-Chapel Hill.
• Adam Versényi, moderator, is the Chair of UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art and Dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company. He is also a theatre scholar, dramaturg, critic, translator, director, and author.
Dr. Franklin and Dr. Ehrman will engage with audiences and explore how faith and belief serve us both personally and collectively, as well as what may be risk when doctrine plays too little or too large a role in our lives.
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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.
The rotating repertory—two shows running in rotation over a the same six-week period—is a PlayMakers tradition seasons in the making. It takes creative thinking, careful planning, and enormous amounts of time to pull it off.
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.
Roy C. Dix, Triangle Today
PlayMakers Repertory Company’s double bill alternates Lucas Hnath’s 2015 play about a mega-church pastor’s sudden change in his beliefs and Moliere’s 1664 comedy “Tartuffe,” in which a seemingly pious man’s hypocrisy is exposed.
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
This 80-minute show is penned by Lucas Hnath, one of the most interesting, focused, counterintuitive and intellectually compelling playwrights of our moment.
Alissa Wilkinson, Christianity Today
The New York theatre scene is not noted for its religious acumen or open-mindedness. But that’s what makes Hnath’s play all the more remarkable.
Charles Isherwood, New York Times
Religious beliefs evolve, just as people do, in ways good and bad. But they rarely change quite as suddenly as in Lucas Hnath’s “The Christians.”
*Discount automatically applied when tickets to both shows are added to cart. Not valid for Section C, community night, or previously purchased tickets.↑