Vineyard Theatre and Center Theatre Group present


Faith. Religion. Politics. Power. Sex. Scandal.
(It's not all black and white.)


Created by The Civilians
Written by Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
With Emily Ackerman, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Brad Heberlee, Brandon Miller, Stephen Plunkett, Alison Weller
Choreographed by John Carrafa
Directed by Steven Cosson


Vineyard Theatre
108 East 15th Street
Tues-Fri, 1pm-6pm




See a rehearsal for the show on YouTube:


THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is a provocative new play with music about the expansion of the Evangelical movement in Colorado Springs, created by the documentary theatre company The Civilians (GONE MISSING). While conducting interviews with people involved with or affected by the mega-church movement, scandal broke about New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard and shook the entire city. THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is a fascinating and timely look at faith and how it affects the American landscape. The Civilians' work has been called "superb" by the NY Times and "clear evidence of evolution in the world of modern theatre," by Time Out New York.


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Part revival meeting, part journalistic expose."
-LA Daily News


A crazy quilt on faith's role in American life."


Tickets $40*
(Reg. $60)


Limited engagement thru March 15


Tues 7pm, Wed-Sat 8pm, Sat-Sun 3pm



The work of Steven Cosson and The Civilians is included in the Applause Theatre and Cinema book One on One:  The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century. 




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