A politician’s hypocritical lip service goes under the media microscope when Matrix Theatre Company presents Church & State by Jason Odell Williams. The comedy opens Friday, June 8 and run through Sunday, July 1 at Matrix Theatre in Detroit.
The story: Three days before his bid for re-election, and in the wake of a school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question his stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and his liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics – and vice versa – is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.
A special Pay What You Can preview performance is Thursday, June 7 at 8 p.m. Click here for tickets.