The Christians

Critics

LemonMeter

Reviews: 1

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

"This is that rare play about religion that both believers and nonbelievers can fully embrace."

The Play A big-little play about faith in America.

Twenty years ago Pastor Paul's church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, but Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church's belief. An Orange County premiere from the 2017 Tony-Nominated playwright of A Doll's House, Part 2.

Reviews

A strong cast comes together in a thought-provoking drama that shatters the foundation of Christian belief. Pastor Paul (Peter Hilton) divides the congregation with an ill-timed sermon that contradicts Christianity at its core. From there, each character, troubled and conflicted by the new direction coming from the pulpit challenge Pastor Paul. Emotions are deep and honest. Associate Pastor Joshua (Jeff Rolfe Jr.) and congregant Jenny (Cindy Cisneros) deliver poignantly emotional pleas that hit hard. Jenny, Pastor Paul's wife (Silvana Gargione) is torn between the love for and betrayal of her husband. Jay, a church elder, is forced to make hard business decisions when faced with the loss of congregation and loss of church revenues. All-in-all a strong drama that absorbs the audience.

sweet - Thomas Tileston


Went to see The Christians at Costa Mesa Playhouse with some friends. We were all amazed at the high-quality production, and the play itself was riveting. The acting was so awesome, we couldn't believe we were in a community theater. I've seen shows at South Coat Rep that I paid twice as much for and weren't nearly this good. The Christians really gives you a lot to think about and talk about long after the play ends. It's great to see local theater attacking such unique and thought-provoking stuff, and pulling it off with such professional quality. Spend your money on this, it's such a great theater experience!

sweet - Ophelia Piche


Whatever your theory on the devil and his dwelling, “The Christians” will engage your sensibilities in this thought-provoking production at the Costa Mesa Playhouse.

sweet - Tom Titus - LA Times - ...read full review


Whatever your theory on the devil and his dwelling, “The Christians” will engage your sensibilities in this thought-provoking production at the Costa Mesa Playhouse.

sweet - Tom Titus - LA Times - ...read full review


A strong cast comes together in a thought-provoking drama that shatters the foundation of Christian belief. Pastor Paul (Peter Hilton) divides the congregation with an ill-timed sermon that contradicts Christianity at its core. From there, each character, troubled and conflicted by the new direction coming from the pulpit challenge Pastor Paul. Emotions are deep and honest. Associate Pastor Joshua (Jeff Rolfe Jr.) and congregant Jenny (Cindy Cisneros) deliver poignantly emotional pleas that hit hard. Jenny, Pastor Paul's wife (Silvana Gargione) is torn between the love for and betrayal of her husband. Jay, a church elder, is forced to make hard business decisions when faced with the loss of congregation and loss of church revenues. All-in-all a strong drama that absorbs the audience.

sweet - Thomas Tileston


Went to see The Christians at Costa Mesa Playhouse with some friends. We were all amazed at the high-quality production, and the play itself was riveting. The acting was so awesome, we couldn't believe we were in a community theater. I've seen shows at South Coat Rep that I paid twice as much for and weren't nearly this good. The Christians really gives you a lot to think about and talk about long after the play ends. It's great to see local theater attacking such unique and thought-provoking stuff, and pulling it off with such professional quality. Spend your money on this, it's such a great theater experience!

sweet - Ophelia Piche