CHURCH & STATE

BEST NEW PLAY NOMINEE (Off Broadway Alliance, 2017)
BEST NEW PLAY NOMINEE (L.A. Ovation Awards, 2016)
TOP TEN PRODUCTIONS OF 2016 (The Huffington Post)
WINNER - OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (Henry Awards, 2019)

“Gripping entertainment! Simply superb!” – Los Angeles Times
"Powerful, humorous, and so many lines that resonate." - Huffington Post
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BEST NEW PLAY NOMINEE (Off Broadway Alliance, 2017)
BEST NEW PLAY NOMINEE (L.A. Ovation Awards, 2016)
TOP TEN PRODUCTIONS OF 2016 (The Huffington Post)
WINNER - OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (Henry Awards, 2019)

“Gripping entertainment! Simply superb!” – Los Angeles Times
"Powerful, humorous, and so many lines that resonate." - Huffington Post
"A crackling script! I wish every member of Congress would see it!" - NPR
“Plenty of humor! Words that need to be said and heard!” – Time Out NY
"One of the best plays of the year!" - Times Square Chronicles
“Extraordinary and impassioned” – Santa Monica Daily Press
“Speaks to the lunacy of modern politics” – L.A. Theatre Bites
"Williams' excellent script yields to searing theater!"- Talkin' Broadway
"This show is stunning. Beautiful writing... so timely and so heartbreaking – but it’s also quite funny and human. I want everyone to make seeing this show a priority... This is theater with purpose!” – The Alt

Three days before his bid for re-election, in the wake of another school shooting, a Republican U.S. Senator has a life-altering crisis of faith, and makes an off-the-cuff comment that sends the entire campaign into a tailspin. His devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, but in a country where religion influences politics and politics have become a religion, how do you reach the people and stay true to yourself? A timely and fast-paced story that is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.

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CHURCH & STATE

Recommended by

  • Cheryl Bear:
    24 Jan. 2021
    An excellent and humorous commentary on the blurred lines of American politics and religious beliefs. Well done.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    3 Jun. 2020
    Not only is this highly producible, hilarious and wonderfully constructed, I was actually surprised by it. A truly enjoyable play that would be enormously theatrical and fun to see!
  • Alex Kulak:
    5 Jan. 2020
    A smart, funny, even-handed look at modern American politics and gun violence in the United States.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Actors Salon, Washington, DC
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    The Cell Theatre, New York City
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh, NC
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Bergen County Players
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Matrix Theatre Company
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Interplay Jewish Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Spirit Gum Theatre Company
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Middlebury Community Players
    ,
    2018
  • University
    ,
    Henderson State University
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Raven Players
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Actors Community Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    North Street Playhouse
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Theatre B
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Berkshire Theatre Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Lake Worth Playhouse
    ,
    2018
  • University
    ,
    Middle Tennessee State University
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company @ Colorado College
    ,
    2018
  • University
    ,
    Modesto Junior College
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Burien Actors Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Reader's Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    iTheatre Collaborative
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Jewish Theatre of Bloomington
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Off-Broadway, New World Stages
    ,
    2017
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Alaska Experience Theater
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
    ,
    2017
  • University
    ,
    Gonzaga University
    ,
    2017
  • University
    ,
    Miami-Dade College
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    JCC CenterStage
    ,
    2016

Awards

BEST NEW PLAY NOMINEE
,
Off-Broadway Alliance
,
2017
BEST NEW PLAY NOMINEE
,
L.A. Ovation Awards
,
2016
TOP TEN L.A. PRODUCTIONS
,
The Huffington Post
,
2016