Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winning playwright and director John Patrick Shanley sat down with WNYC radio host Brian Lehrer today to discuss the world premiere production of his latest play STOREFRONT CHURCH, now in previews at Atlantic Theater Company.
STOREFRONT CHURCH features the celebrated ensemble cast of Bob Dishy, Giancarlo Esposito, Zach Grenier, Ron Cephas Jones, Jordan Lage and Tonya Pinkins.
STOREFRONT CHURCH began previews May 16, officially opens June 11 and plays a limited engagement through 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 John Patrick Shanley’s 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?
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