Storefront Church

John Patrick Shanley(Theatre Communications)

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Synopsis

“Some of Shanley’s sharpest comic writing in years… His intense engagement with questions of religion and ethics remains distinctive and invigorating.”

— Charles Isherwood, <i>New York Times</i>

“There’s a deeper philosophical vein that the author mines, allowing his language to acquire the heft and timbre of a serious moral debate…We taste bitterness, but also much that is sweet.”

— David Cote, <i>TimeOut New York</i>

“A postmodern morality play that’s as funny as it is bracing.”

— Karen D’Souza, <i>San Jose Mercury News</i>

Concluding the “Church and State” trilogy of plays that began with <i>Doubt</i> and <i>Defiance</i>, <i>Storefront Church</i> tells the story of a Bronx Borough President who is forced by the mortgage crisis into a confrontation with a local minister.

Blending earthy humor and philosophical reflection, this compassionate morality tale is an exploration of the often thorny relationship between spiritual experience and social action.

<b>John Patrick Shanley</b> is the author of <i>Doubt: A Parable</i> (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play), <i>Outside Mullingar</i> (Tony nomination for Best Play), <i>Defiance</i>, <i>Danny and the Deep Blue Sea</i> and <i>Dirty Story</i>, among many other plays.

He wrote the teleplay for <i>Live from Baghdad</i> (Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing of a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special) and the screenplays for <i>Congo</i>, <i>Alive</i>, <i>Five Corners</i>, <i>Joe Versus the Volcano</i>, <i>Doubt</i> (Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay) and <i>Moonstruck</i> (Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay).

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