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The Christians

Date: 7:30pm PST November 8 Location: Fir Acres Theater

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Fir Acres Theater

The Christians is a deeply probing play that raises questions about how and why organized religion can be a divisive, if not abusive, social force in our society. It is a highly theatrical and relatable, yet at the same time profoundly intellectual staged debate about the real human consequences of choices based on spirituality. We’ll set the play in a modern American Evangelical megachurch, and back the action by a twenty to twenty-five-member choir and a live church band.

 

Play Synopsis

Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now, he presides over a mega-congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool, a top of the arts multi-media machinery, and a parking lot for hundreds of cars. Today should be a day of celebration - the congregation has become more powerful than ever, and the gigantic church building is now finally fully paid for and debt-free. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the very foundation of his church’s belief and lead to a complete reexamination of everything that each of the characters in the play stands for.

Performances (Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage)

Friday and Saturday, November 1 & 2 at 7:30pm

Sunday, November 3 at 2:00pm (matinee)

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm

Event Cost

Tickets can also be purchased (cash only) at our box office, Monday through Friday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, and one hour before performances beginning October 28th. Phone reservations for non-campus ticket purchasers only (503-768-7495).

$15 General Admission

$10 L&C Faculty/Staff/Alums, Sr. Citizens, Non L&C Students

$5 L&C Students

$8 Groups of 10 or more

Event Contact

theatre@lclark.edu
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503) 768-7491