“The Christians” opens at Sul Ross State University this weekend, Oct. 28-30

Opening performances of “The Christians” received an enthusiastic audience response last weekend.

“The Christians,” Lucas Hnath’s award-winning play, concludes its Sul Ross State University run

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 28-30. in the Studio Theatre, Francois Fine Arts Building.

Curtain time is 8:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Oct. 30.  Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Sul Ross students get in free with a valid student I.D. Tickets are on sale by calling (432) 837-8218.

The Sul Ross Theatre production is directed by Marjie Scott, assistant professor of Theater and Communication. “The Christians” is set in an American megachurch and explores why people believe what they believe and what can happen when beliefs change.

Cast members include: Jason Roman, Jonathan Fields, Gabrielle Rule, Alyssa Longoria, Cory Hill, Dona Roman, Diff Torres, Demontrel Childress, Chinasa Okorocha, Marcelino Velasquez, Malyssa Reed, Michael Amerson, Benjamin Stringer and Aracely Guerrero.

“The Christians” is entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACFT).  The aims of this national theatre education program are to identify and promote quality in college-level theatre production.  Each production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KCACFT representative, and participating level productions are eligible for an invitation to the KCACFT regional festival.

Saturday’s (Oct. 22) performance was attended by two KCACFT respondents, Dean Nolen, assistant professor of Acting from Texas Tech University, and Ross Fleming, associate professor of Theatre from University of Texas, El Paso.

“The response was extremely positive, and Sul Ross’ production of ‘The Christians’ is currently ‘Held’ for consideration for invitation to the Regional Festival, which is a great honor,” said Dona Roman, Sul Ross professor of Theatre.

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