The Christians | Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Downstairs Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Tom Irwin

Michael Brosilow

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 29 2017
Price: $20-$89
Lucas Hnath's intriguing 2014 drama The Christians, now receiving its Chicago premiere in a finely acted production at Steppenwolf Theatre, is unlike any play I've ever seen about religion. There's no nun boldly overstepping her authority to expose a suspected pedophile priest; no charismatic hypocritical preacher bilking the gullible faithful; no philandering phonies or self-hating homos, preaching traditional family values while pursuing their own illicit lusts. Instead, The Christians concerns a basic question that might seem better suited to a scholarly lecture: Is God's love for humanity so great that it encompasses everyone, not just Christians? Continue reading >>
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