"The Christians", produced in partnership (and performed at) Sycamore Creek Church in Lansing, is a new play by award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath play focused on faith in modern America. The play centers around Pastor Paul who has spent 20 years successfully growing his church from a small storefront to a gleaming megachurch, but now he fears that there may be a crack in the theological foundation. As he shares his new belief in the nature of salvation, the message is met with surprise and then growing trepidation from his closest confidantes in the congregation, threatening to create a schism within the church. Playwright Lucas Hnath’s fascinating new play looks with great complexity and compassion at the relationship between belief and behavior—and its evenhanded, unbiased take on faith in modern America can be appreciated no matter what you believe.
Artistic Director Chad Swan-Badgero raves about the play, “At Peppermint Creek, we are constantly looking for plays that will drive people to think more deeply, more intensely, and more bravely about the world and society we live in, while doing so in an even-handed way. The Christians is one of the most balanced and thoughtful plays I’ve ever directed (or read for that matter). I think most Americans have a pretty solidified approach to faith and organized religion. And yet this play manages to illustrate all sides of the faith topic in a way that pushes our thinking and boundaries in a gratifying, dramatic way. And we are thrilled to be performing this show, which takes place in a church, at a local Lansing church. Sycamore Creek Church has proven to be an excellent partner in this endeavor due to their curious, compassionate, and creative approach to faith.”
"The Christians" will take place at Sycamore Creek Church’s south Lansing venue, 1919 South Pennsylvania This production is generously underwritten by Foster Swift Collins and Smith Law Firm, Sam & Mary Austin, and Joan & Jerry Mattson. This production features Blake Bowen, Bethany Jeffery, Heather Lewis, Zach Riley and Michael Shalley.
Show Times & Tickets
Thurs., Feb 1 – Sun., Feb 4, 2018
Thurs., Feb 8 - Sun. Feb 11, 2018
Thurs. – Sat. at 8 p.m., and Sun. at 1 p.m.
$15 general admission
$10 for students/seniors 65+
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Peppermint Creek Theatre Company
Performing "The Christians" at
Sycamore Creek Church
1919 S. Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, MI 48910