Stephen Hunt, Calgary Theatre Critic, visited Rosebud on September 22 to see the opening night of The Christians. Here's his take on the show that The Globe and Mail declared as one of eight shows to see this fall!
At first blush, there’s something a little audacious about the storytelling in The Christians, Lucas Hnath’s moving drama about the uncomfortable fallout that occurs when a celebrity pastor blurts out an inconvenient truth.
It’s spirituality delivered with production values, in an aspirational setting, starring a messenger who combines charisma with moral heft that combines to produce – well, on this particular Sunday, what it produces is a mortgage-free mega-church.
That’s when Pastor Paul decides, on this Sunday unlike any other, to go off-message.