The award-winning Off-Broadway musical will run April 30-May 19
Community, collaboration and challenging questions capture the mood in Bristol Riverside Theatre’s production of The Christians by Lucas Hnath, running April 30-May 19. The winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, The Christians tells the story of Pastor Paul, a man about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation’s beliefs. The shocking revelation of his sermon has powerful consequences.
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer, the cast features an ensemble of professional actors: Akeen Davis as Joshua, Dan Kern as Elder Jay, Anthony Lawton as Pastor Paul, Susan McKey as Elizabeth, K. O’Rourke as Jenny, Miriam Grace Payne as Soprano Section Leader, Christopher J. Perugini as Bass Section Leader, Stephanie Rubeo as Alto Section Leader, and Dominick Sannelli as Tenor Section Leader.
In the tradition of past BRT productions Inherit the Wind, An Enemy of the People, and A Witness for the Prosecution, The Christians will feature local community members acting alongside the professional actors.
Performances of The Christians run Wednesday through Sunday until May 19, with one evening performance on Tuesday, April 30. Tickets start at $33, with discounts for students, groups and military personnel. Tickets are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the box office at 215–785–0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol.