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Outré Presents The Christians at The Pompano Beach Cultural Center

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Image: The Christians AdBetween fear and compassion, between faith and independence, lays Lucas Hnath’s award-winning play 

The Christians, by Lucas Hnath
October 19 – November 11, 2018
Reception / Media Night: October 20, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Tickets: $42 adults, $20.50 students and industry

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#WhatDoYouBelieve, #CloseTheDistance

August 13, 2018 — The Outré Theatre Company and the City of Pompano Beach are excited to announce Outré’s first production of the 2018/19 season, the South Florida premiere of The Christians by Orlando-native playwright Lucas Hnath. Winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award, The Christians is a complex, multi-layered exploration of faith, belief and the seemingly insurmountable distance that separates us. The production will take place at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center from October 19-November 11, 2018. Tickets at www.ccpompano.org.

“This play, while set in a Protestant Christian church, creates a dialogue that transcends religion, and is incredibly poignant at this time in our nation,” said Skye Whitcomb, Outré’s Artistic Director and the director of the production. “The thing that strikes me most about The Christians is that for all the struggle that the characters go through, there is no ‘bad guy.’ Every one of these characters is coming from a place of personal truth, of belief, and they struggle with reconciling the differences in their beliefs. There’s this heartbreaking distance between them that tugs at the soul. And one of the most wrenching questions that the play forces us to contemplate is what we should do when those we love believe something that is not only different from what we believe, but believe something that we feel is actually dangerous.”

In Hnath’s play, Pastor Paul has guided his congregation through the years, from its origins as a tiny storefront church to today’s beautiful new megachurch with thousands of congregants. Now, on a Sunday, in the middle of his sermon, Paul is about to challenge one of his congregation’s most fundamental beliefs. What do you do when you realize that you’ve been lied to? If the stakes are eternity, how far are you willing to follow those you love?

Warning: This production contains adult language.

About Outré Theatre Company

 Outré Theatre Company is a vibrant, growing theatre company in beautiful South Florida. Outré believes that theatre is a living art form with the power to reimagine and reexamine ourselves and the world around us. They strive to create theatre which stimulates thought, provokes reflection, and encourages activism. www.outretheatrecompany.com

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Center 

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library is a mixed-use City of Pompano Beach facility. The 47,000 square foot facility showcases a Cultural Center and Library under one roof. The Cultural Center features the best of regional talent in South Florida along with the finest international talent. A home to a 400-seat theater, an art gallery, and a state-of-the-art digital media center, the Cultural Center brings all disciplines together, not just under one roof but onto one stage.

Location: 50 West Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33060   Telephone: 954-545-7800

Contact:  Skye Whitcomb, Artistic Director      954.300.2149     skye@outretheatrecompany.com

 

 

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