Larry Powell and Linda Powell join the cast of the New York premiere of Lucas Hnath’s drama The Christians, directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters. The musical begins previews at Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater on August 28 before an official opening on September 17 and a limited run through October 11.
The cast also includes Emily Donahoe, Andrew Garman, Philip Kerr and will be accompanied by a rotating twenty-person choir comprised of singers from all five boroughs.
Ten years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation’s beliefs. Backed by a live choir, ‘The Christians’ is both epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America – and its power to unite or divide.
Linda Powell‘s credits include Broadway: On Golden Pond, The Trip to Bountiful and Wilder, Wilder, Wilder. Off-Broadway: Jitney, Jar the Floor, The Overwhelming, Pericles and Angela’s Mixtape. Film: Morning Glory, American Gangster, Blue Caprice and I Think I Love My Wife. Television: Law & Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, Louie, Political Animals, The Good Wife and Chicago Fire. Powell earned a B.A. from The College of William and Mary and attended Circle in the Square’s professional training program.
Larry Powell’s theater credits include: Regional Theatre: The Mountaintop, Goddess at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (2013 National Music Theater Conference); The Brothers Size at Everyman Theatre; Marcus, Or the Secret of Sweet at City Theatre; Brokeology at Kansas City Repertory Theatre; The Task at Quantum Theatre; and Bronzeville at the Robey Theatre Company (NAACP Theatre Award Nomination). Powell is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama (Roth-Levine Acting Award).
The production will feature scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Connie Furr, lighting design by Tony Award nominee Ben Stanton and sound design by Jake Rodriguez. The Christians had its world premiere in the 2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville in March 2014.
Tickets for The Christians went on sale July 28 and can be purchased online at TicketCentral, by phone at (212) 279-4200 and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd St., where Playwrights Horizons is also located. Visit PlaywrightsHorizons for more information.