Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of STOREFRONT CHURCH, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner John Patrick Shanley and starring a celebrated cast featuring Bob Dishy, Giancarlo Esposito, Zach Grenier, Ron Cephas Jones, Jordan Lage and Tonya Pinkins. See photos of Shanley and the cast below!
STOREFRONT CHURCH will begin previews Wednesday, May 16; officially open Monday, June 11; and play a limited engagement through Sunday, June 24 Off-Broadway as the first production to return to Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater in Chelsea following completion of a historic $8.3M renovation.
STOREFRONT CHURCH is the final installment of the trilogy called Church and State, which began with Doubt. The story concerns a Bronx borough President (Esposito) who is forced, by the mortgage crisis into a confrontation with a local minister (Cephas Jones). The question they confront is one that faces us all. What is the relationship between spiritual experience and social action?
The design team for STOREFRONT CHURCH will feature scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design by Bart Fasbender.
Atlantic Theater Company AT THE LINDA GROSS THEATER is located at 336 West 20th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).
STOREFRONT CHURCH will play Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 3pm. There will be Sunday evening performances at 7pm on May 20 and June 3. There is no Wednesday matinee on May 23 or May 30 and no evening performance on June 12.
All tickets are $65.00 and available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (www.ticketcentral.com) or at the Atlantic Stage 2 box office at 330 West 16th Street.
Atlantic Members pay $35 per ticket and can book by contacting Ticket Central or visiting the Atlantic Stage 2 box office.
For information on Atlantic Theater Company membership, group sales or other inquiries, contact the Membership Department: 212.645.1242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information, visit www.atlantictheater.org.
Photo credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
Ron Cephas Jones, Tonya Pinkins and Giancarlo Esposito
Tonya Pinkins with Jordan Lage, Ron Cephas Jones, Giancarlo Esposito, Zach Grenier and Bob Dishy
Jordan Lage, Bob Dishy and Zach Grenier
John Patrick Shanley
Jordan Lage, Giancarlo Esposito, Zach Grenier, John Patrick Shanley, Julie DeLaurenti, Ron Cephas Jones, Bob Dishy and Tonya Pinkins