Parallel 45 Theatre and Crooked Tree Arts Center invite you to a series of free play readings featuring daring playwrights produced around the country and the world. Witness bold works written by notable playwrights and performed by some of our community's most talented actors and directors.
These one-night-only readings will reintroduce important, heavily-produced plays to our northern Michigan audience for a night of rediscovery and discussion. In holding a series of free readings for the greater theatre-loving public, we hope to include multiple voices in important, on-going conversations around race, religion, gender-identity and more.
Each reading concludes with a panel featuring artists and community members. Free admission. Complimentary wine.
The Christians by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Brett Nichols
Featuring Ben Whiting, Kristina Nichols, Michelle Denise Perez, Brian W Dungjen, and Jeremy Hogue.
“ Mr. Hnath is quickly emerging as one of the brightest new voices of his generation." —NY Times.
"…powerful, riveting…handles a complex and intellectual debate in a relatable way and that, more importantly, shows the human and real consequences of choices based in spirituality." —National Catholic Reporter.