The Christians
by Trinity Street Players

May. 01, 2022

Pastor Paul presides over a congregation of thousands. Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America—and the trouble with changing your mind.

Directed by Michael DeWhatley


Pastor Paul - Devin Finn

Associate Pastor Joshua - Steve Williams

Elder Jayne - Linda Miller Raff

Jenny, a Congregant - Sarah Zeringue

Paul’s Wife - Yunina Barbour-Payne

The Christians is written by Obie Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath, whose other plays include A Doll’s House, Part 2, Dana H., Hillary and Clinton, Red Speedo, Isaac’s Eye, and Death Tax.


The TSP Theatre Advisory Council

Michelle Alexander

Michael DeWhatley, President

Cathy Jones

Robert Joseph, Treasurer


Steve Mines


The Christians
by Lucas Hnath
Trinity Street Players

May 01, 2022
First Baptist Church
901 Trinity Street
Austin, TX, 78701

On May 1st, 2022 Trinity Street Players will produce THE CHRISTIANS by Lucas Hnath in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Austin, once during the 11 am worship hour and again at 6 pm that evening. The show will only run for those two performances. After both performances, we will be having some free foood around the oak tree and in the Fellowship Hall to talk about the show and to enjoy fellowship with one another. 

Free reservations are encouraged for the fellowship meals that follow the performances, but the show itself is free, unticketed, and does not require reservations. If you're planning to attend lunch or supper, please register online so we can be prepared to feed everyone. Links to register for community meals and more information about the show are available on our website.

Free parking is available for both performances at the First Austin Parking Garage. Free childcare is available through First Austin. Streaming for the 6 pm performance will be available at Broadway On Demand.

THE CHRISTIANS is around 85 minutes, without an intermission.

The Christians will only be performed twice, at 11a and 6p on Sunday, May 1st, in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Austin. Both performances are free, and streaming for the evening performance is available on Broadway On Demand. Free childcare is available for both performances through First Baptist, and parking is free in First Baptist’s parking garage.

Following both performances, the church is providing free food both outdoors and in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist to gather together and talk about the show. This time is not a formal Q&A session, but a chance for us to enjoy one another’s company and engage in communal conversation. Free reservations are encouraged for the fellowship meals that follow the performances.