Pastor Paul has an announcement. His beautiful mega-church is paid off, thousands attend every Sunday, and he’s had a revelation. But not everybody is happy to hear his revision of the Good News, and the bedrock of his community is shaken to its core. Can Paul’s church survive when he upends everything his followers thought they believed? THE CHRISTIANS is directed by Patti Heying, with musical direction by Jessica Greene, and features Roger Leasor, Sherman Fracher, Curtis Lipsey, Gregory Hancock, and Natalie Bird. This provocative, but respectful drama has been hailed across the social and political spectrum, earning raves from both Christianity Today and The New York Times. It asks big questions about religion and reason, and offers complex and dignified portraits of devout believers as well as those who struggle with faith. THE CHRISTIANS is graciously sponsored by Debra Hensley and Melissa Lebus Watt and State Farm Insurance, with Betsy Campbell and Rich Mains, and Lexus of Lexington. It runs at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center at 141 East Main Street, Lexington, April 13-29, 2018. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. For tickets, call 859-425-2550, or go to http://www.athenswest.net.