Monday, February 27, 2017

"The Christians" at San Francisco Playhouse through March 11

Pastor Paul (Anthony Fusco) with his congregation.

While Pastor Paul’s church has grown into a megachurch during the last decade, he's also experiencing a personal crisis of faith. This prompts him to share a shocking revelation during a sermon, which challenges the core beliefs held by the congregation. 

Making its Bay Area premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse, with Anthony Fusco in the lead role, this provocative play by Lucas Hnath examines faith in America and its ability to bring people together or tear them apart. Directed by Bill English.

L-R: Pastor Paul (Anthony Fusco) gets ready to start his service alongside Associate Pastor Joshua (Lance Gardner), Elder Jay (Warred David Keith) and Paul's wife, Elizabeth (Stephanie Prentice). Photos: San Francisco Playhouse

A congregant, Jenny (Millie Brooks), takes issue with Pastor Paul's (Anthony Fusco) sermon.

Photos courtesy of the San Francisco Playhouse.

“The Christians” through March 11. $35-$125. San Francisco Playhouse, Inside the Kensington Hotel, 450 Post St., S.F. (415) 677-9596,

-Stephanie Wright Hession

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