The show is written by Joe Janes, an Emmy Award-winning writer who teaches comedy writing and improvisation in the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Comedy Writing and Performance BA program. Janes also teaches at The Second City comedy theatre and training center, Columbia College’s partner institution on the Comedy Writing and Performance BA program. Andrea J. Dymond, a Columbia College Theatre Department Theatre Directing program faculty member and freelance director, is directing the production, which is partially funded by a Part-Time Faculty Development Grant from Columbia College Chicago. For tickets, call 773-531-1792 or click here.
With 15 actors portraying 40 characters, Our Christian Nation covers a wide range of story lessons examining what the USA would look like if the extreme Christian right got everything they wanted, says Janes: “a world where children only get homeschool lessons with religious revisions, privatization is rampant, being poor is a crime, insurance is only for those who can afford it, women have very few rights, and conversion therapy camps are as normal as the Boy Scouts.”