Atlantic Theater Company’s world premiere production of John Patrick Stanley’s Storefront Church begins performances on May 16. Written and directed by Stanley, this will be the first production to play Atlantic’s newly renovated Linda Gross Theatre. The play will officially open June 11 and run through June 24.
The production will star Once Upon a Time and Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito, Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, Tony nominee Bob Dishy, Tony nominee Zach Grenier, Drama Desk winner Jordan Lage and Ron Cephas Jones.
Storefront Church completes Shanley's "Church and State" trilogy, which began with his Tony-winning play, Doubt. The show tells the story of a Bronx borough President (Esposito) who, forced by the mortgage crisis, must confront a local minister (Jones). The question in front of them is one that faces us all: What is the relationship between spiritual experience and social action?