- Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2015
For the last twenty years, Pastor Paul has been building his church. Starting in a modest storefront, he now presides over a flock of thousands. Idolised by his followers, today should be a day for joy and celebration. But the sermon that Paul is about to preach will shake the very foundations of his followers’ beliefs.
As fractures spread throughout his congregation, Paul must fight to prevent his church from tearing itself apart.
Lucas Hnath's play The Christians is a remarkable exploration of faith and community in the modern world, asking profound questions about what we believe and why.
'a play brimming with intelligent ideas about our need to communicate and the fluidity of faith'Evening Standard
'excitingly intelligent'The Times
'thrilling… [a] riveting 80 minutes'Scotsman
'remarkably effective... a play of ideas, opening up discussions and making room for suggestions of how to solve this faith crisis'A Younger Theatre
'an intelligent, questioning piece… a fascinating piece of writing'The Stage