Faith in 3D 2024: The Christians

Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2:30 p.m.

Wilshire’s Faith in 3D initiative will present The Christians, a dramatic play by Lucas Hnath, on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Nancy Poynter is directing the cast of five Wilshire actors, and Ralph Manuel is directing a 30-voice choir. The Christians, which explores the aftermath of a controversial sermon delivered by a megachurch pastor, has been called “a gripping and introspective examination of faith, belief and the consequences of theological shifts within a congregation” (Oklahoma Gazette). A New York Times reviewer called playwright Hnath “one of the brightest voices of his generation.” This year’s production marks the 10th anniversary of Faith in 3D.

The Christians was commissioned by and premiered in the 2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. It had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2015 and was presented at the Dallas Theatre Center in 2017.

Pastor – Brad Russell
Wife – Megan Wilson
Associate — Sally Gary
Elder — Bob Coleman
Congregant — Katherine McClellan

Chrissy Alvarez, Patsy Brooks, Joshua Brown, Lauren Anne Cove, Kevin Cabaniss, Lynette DeBose,* Laurie Diffee, David Duncan, George Gagliardi, Gary Griffith, Chelsea Hopkins, Bill Jernberg, Mike Korson, Katherine McClellan, Candy McComb, Laura Mirochna, Meredith Mosley, Monica Mullins, David Nabors,* Amy Pottkotter, Dwight Roan, Price Tinsley, Colman Vigil,* Alison Wingfield


Childcare will be offered by registration for the Saturday performance only. Register and see more information here:





Feb 17 2024


7:30 pm