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The Christians

Sep 13 - Oct 1 , 2017 · BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

$15 - $45

Presented by: The Playworks Group in association with The Pine Hill Project

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The Christians

Sep 13 - Oct 1 , 2017 · BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

$15 - $45

Presented by: The Playworks Group in association with The Pine Hill Project

What do you  ​believe? ​Why do you believe it? And what would you sacrifice for those beliefs? ​Those questions drive ​the provocative new play The Christians,​ receiving its much anticipated N.C. premiere in Charlotte after productions in other major cities around the country including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, and Charleston. Set in a megachurch in today's America, this compelling story revolves around a pastor who challenges his congregation with a radical new definition of faith they could never have predicted. Critics have raved about this unique play's ability to represent all points of view, including the unaffiliated. A rising theatrical star, playwright Lucas Hnath is a 2017 Best Play Tony Award nominee for his Broadway play, A Doll's House: Part 2. With a professional cast and a live choir that draws the audience into the world of the play, The Christians is directed by Steve Umberger, Founder and Artistic Director of Charlotte Repertory Theatre, and is being produced by The Playworks Group in association with The Pine Hill Project. TalkBacks after most performances will allow audience members to join the conversation.

"This is that rare play that both believers and non-believers can embrace."

~Los Angeles Times


"A terrific play about the mystery of faith."

~New York Times


 "This may be the play we need to promote conversations that break down walls and get people to listen to one another."

~Dallas Morning News

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
Bank of America Center Parking Garage
Enter on Trade or 5th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets. 

The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

The Booth Playhouse is located on the upper level of Founders Hall.  Take the Bank of America Center Parking Garage elevator to the 6th level.  Go through the Bank of America Center and cross the overstreet walkway into Founders Hall.  The Booth Playhouse will be on your immediate right.

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.


Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience!

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Booth Playhouse, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of 5th and College Streets.


Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At the Booth Playhouse, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.


Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance

Group Sales

Group pricing is available for groups of 10+