Saturday, September 19, 2015

Theatre Review: "The Christians" - a mature and elusive play about faith

THE GUARDIANS
By Alexis Soloski
Linda Powell, left, Andrew Garman, Larry Powell and Philip Kerr in The Christians. Photograph: Joan Marcus/Supplied
NEW YORK---Whether or not you believe in God, you should believe in Lucas Hnath. Hnath is a youngish playwright with an interest in form, argument and the stories we tell in order to consolidate our lives and beliefs. At The Christians, you enter the Playwrights Horizons main stage to a room transformed into a luxurious, queasily tasteful megachurch – lots of polished wood, cultivated greenery and recessed lighting. Mature plays about faith aren’t typical. [link

Playwrights Horizons: "The Christians" (Extended through October 25, 2015); 416 West 42nd St. (between 9th & 10th Aves.), New York, NY; (212) 564-1235; phnyc.org