Giancarlo Esposito, Tonya Pinkins, and Ron Cephas Jones rehearse for ‘Storefront Church’

Posted on May 9, 2012 /Theater

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The cast of 'Storefront Church'Rehearsals are underway for off-Broadway’s Storefront Church, the third and final play in John Patrick Shanley‘s trilogy that started with the critically acclaimed Doubt. The new play will run May 16-July 1 at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross theater, with an official opening on June 11.

The cast consists of today’s most celebrated black stage actors, including Giancarlo Esposito, Ron Cephas Jones, and Tony award winner Tonya Pinkins.

Producers of the play describe it as “the final installment of the trilogy called ‘Church and State,’ which began with Doubt. The story concerns a Bronx borough President (Esposito) who is forced by the mortgage crisis into a confrontation with a local minister (Cephas Jones). The question they confront is one that faces us all. What is the relationship between spiritual experience and social action?”

Atlantic Theater Company is located at 336 W. 20th Street. For tickets, visit atlantictheater.org.

(Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia/Playbill)

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