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Alex Givens (left) and Joey Collins star as Associate Pastor Joshua and Pastor Paul (photo by HuthPhoto)

The Christians Fearlessly Tackles the Toughest of Faith-Based Questions

The Christians, onstage now at Playmakers Repetory Company, under the direction of the esteemed Preston Lane, is an interesting dramatic play that will cause viewers to think about tough religious issues. These are the kinds of things, of course, that no one wants to think about, but on which everyone should. The show opens upon… Read More ›

Joey Collins and Nemuna Ceesay star as Pastor Paul and Elizabeth (photo by HuthPhoto)

Lucas Hnath’s 90-Minute Play, The Christians, Raises Some Serious Theological Questions at PlayMakers Repertory Company

A church is a place where people go to see something that is very difficult to see. A place where the invisible is — at least for a moment — made visible. The theater can be that too. — Lucas Hnath, playwright. “It wasn’t what you said; it was how you said it.” How many… Read More ›

Joey Collins and Nemuna Ceesay star as Pastor Paul and Elizabeth (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Rep Will Present The Christians, a Provocative New Play by Lucas Hnath, on Feb. 1-March 10 in UNC’s Paul Green Theatre

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present The Christians, a provocative new play written by 2017 Tony Award® for Best Play nominee Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2) and directed by Triad Stage of Greensboro, NC’s founding artistic director, Preston Lane, who is making his PlayMakers directorial debut. UNC’s professional-theater-in-residence will preview The Christians on Feb…. Read More ›

Pictured: Tyler Hollinger, Matthew Carlson and Kate Goehring (on screen) and Cheryl Koski and Matthew Carlson (on stage) in The Glass Menagerie. Photo: VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage Puts a New Spin on “The Glass Menagerie”

This sensational production twists and warps the classic in a truly amazing way. Instead of filling the usual tall cabinet full of tiny glass animals, scenic designer Anya Klepikov suspends the menagerie from the ceiling, where it glistens eerily throughout the performance. Fifty-three amazingly crafted blown-glass animals and clouds make up the menagerie. They combine with a minimalist set, and with actors clad completely in white, to give a dreamlike quality to a story that unfolds exactly as it was meant to — as a memory.