Syracuse Stage is transforming into a church as it mounts “The Christians” – a play which is generating a lot of buzz around the nation.
Actors Paul DeBoy and Delance Minefee, who play the pastor and associate pastor of the Church, respectively, talked to us about the portrayal of religion in “The Christians.”
Here’s a description of the show from its website: Pastor Paul is much-loved and much-respected, but he has a difficult sermon to deliver. What will be the impact of his words on his loyal congregation? What consequences for his family? For himself? Playwright-to-watch Lucas Hnath invites people of all faiths and beliefs, to engage in a conversation about the seemingly insurmountable distance between us. Set in a contemporary mega-church and performed as Sunday service with sermons, scripture, and a full choir, The Christians has quickly become one of the most talked about new plays in the country.
“The Christians” plays Syracuse Stage from April 6 to April 24. Click here for tickets and more information.