The Christians

A Senior Project in Theater Studies for Hershel Holiday

by Lucas Hnath

Poster of The Christians

Just your average play about a megachurch pastor who one day decides to lead his flock down a (in his eyes) more righteous path. An earnest exploration of belief in America and of the current generation’s attempts to reconcile scripture with modern life. 

“…powerful, riveting…handles a complex and intellectual debate in a relatable way and that, more importantly, shows the human and real consequences of choices based in spirituality.” —National Catholic Reporter. 

“…plants the audience squarely in the thick of the battle…utterly engrossing…many attendees bowed their heads at each call for prayer before reminding themselves that this is, in fact, just a play.” — 

Audition information coming soon!

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Media and Downloads

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Performance Dates & Times

February 8, 2018 - 8:00pm

February 9, 2018 - 8:00pm

February 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

February 10, 2018 - 8:00pm


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Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via a ramp on the Church Street side. Venue and facilities are located on the main floor.

Patron Information

Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist.


Pastor Paul
Associate Pastor Joshua
Congregant Jenny
Elder Jay
Wife Elizabeth

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