The three great American institutions: Business, Religion and Politics, collide in the engaging, humorous play by Pulitzer, Tony, and Oscar award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley. Completing Shanley's "Church and State" trilogy, which includes Doubt and Defiance, Storefront Church examines the intricate, and sometimes tenuous, relationships of a Bronx borough as its residents are confronted with spiritual, financial and moral crossroads.
A constituent's mortgage crisis, a preacher who has lost his spiritual voice, and a banker's multimillion-dollar investment force the borough president to choose between advancing his political career and following a moral compass. As confrontations arise, and lives intersect, the question they all must ask is one that faces us all: What is the relationship between spiritual experience and social action?
"John Patrick Shanley has the gift, always rare among playwrights, of writing scenes that convey both shape and spontaneity...[STOREFRONT CHURCH is] a portrait of our puzzling time, when one's beliefs and one's sense of self must live under constant pressure from forces not wholly seen and not yet fully arrived." -- The Village Voice
" . . Mr. Shanley's intense engagement with questions of religion and ethics, and how they shape the way people with different perspectives interact, remains distinctive and invigorating . . . And the more ponderous aspects of 'Storefront Church' are leavened by some of Mr. Shanley's sharpest comic writing in years." -- The New York Times
Directed by The Studio's Artistic Director, Carol MacLeod, the cast features Studio members Bill Straus, Dominik Rebilas, Steve Fajardo, Tom Koelbel, and William Mosley, with guest artist Larissa Brewington.
The Studio presents Storefront Church from February 24 - March 12, 2017. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. The Studio is located at 4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, in Scottsdale.
Tickets are $25 for General Admission; $20 for Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 and over and Members of the Military, and $15 for Students 25 & Under. For tickets, call the box office at 602-765-0120 or visit our TICKETS page.