Anthropos in association with Walking the dog Theater presents

The Gospel of John

performed by David Anderson, Laurie Portocarrero and Glen Williamson

directed by Adrian Locher and Benedicta Bertau

By John the Evangelist, in a translation by Kalmia Bittleston U.S. Premiere produced by Walking the dog Theater in 2007. Originally devised by TaurusVoice Company, U.K.

"Charged with passion and power”

Click here to see a video excerpt

 

 

Three actors, using only two chairs, a table and a few cloths, bring to life the drama and poetry of the Gospel with stunning simplicity and imagination.

 

Presented in a way that makes the Gospel accessible to anyone, this 100-minute performance is a breathtaking journey into one of the world’s most beloved stories. The fast-paced action evokes all the tenderness, intimacy, passion, anger, and mystery of John the Evangelist’s poetic masterpiece.

The actual text of the Bible, not an interpretation or adaptation, in a modern yet poetic translation.

This live performance employs drama, choral speaking, storytelling and song.

*Photos by Iva Peele

"Meditative and almost balletic… beautifully stylised
and executed… excellent." (4 Stars)
                              - The Herald, Edinburgh Fringe, 2002

"An exceptional piece of stagecraft… No matter what your
religious belief – or lack of it – The Gospel of John is an
extraordinary evening of theatre. You'll find yourself thinking
about it, even discussing it with others, for days afterwards.
What could be more rewarding?"
                                                                - The Independent

"A terrific story with plot twists and turns that are classic.
Riveting… Dynamic… A wonder… Brilliant… the play has
resonance and strength… triumphs and mysteries."
                            - Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

"…a spiritual experience charged with passion and power."
                                           - The Stroud News and Journal

Host a Performance

Thank you for your interest in hosting a performance of The Gospel of John.

We have presented The Gospel of John for Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, The Christian Community, Christian Reformed Church, Evangelicals, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Mennonites, Methodists, Nazarenes, Presbyterians, The Salvation Army, and Unity.

All have praised it highly.

Many congregations have witnessed a strengthening of their community life by hosting this performance and inviting participation from other congregations. The Gospel of John has also been a church fundraiser (beyond covering the performance fees and expenses).

Here are some helpful links to information about how we can work together to bring The Gospel of John to your area.

Needs List
Press Release
Flier
Program
Publicity Photo
Video Excerpt

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Upcoming Performances

  
Saturday, September 30 at 4:00pm
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
on Theater Row
United Solo Theatre Festival
410 West 42nd Street, NYC
Tickets: $37.25 at the door or Telecharge 212-239-6200; www.telecharge.com
http://unitedsolo.org/us/ufest


Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30pm
Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince
Fountain Hall
Camphill Village Copake
Hall Pond Lane
Copake, NY
$10 admission


Friday, November 3 at 7:30 pm   
Talk by Dr. James Dyson
The Unfinished Symphony of Steiner's Mystery Dramas
--
an Introduction to the Dramatic Reading of 
Future Dawning, a New Mystery Drama by Glen Williamson
Rose Hall
Kimberton Hills Camphill Village
1601 Pughtown Road
Kimberton, Pennsylvania

Saturday, November 4, 9:15am-6:35pm
All-day, full-cast, semi-staged reading of
Future Dawning
a new mystery drama
(the next incarnation . . . in the not-too-distant future)
written by Glen Williamson
directed by Laurie Portocarrero
Rose Hall
Kimberton Hills Camphill Village
1601 Pughtown Road
Kimberton, Pennsylvania

Saturday, November 18
The Incarnation of the Logos
Sophia Sanctuary
Sebastopol, California

Monday Evening, November 20
The Incarnation of the Logos
The Christian Community
Fair Oaks, California

Tuesday Evening, November 21
The Incarnation of the Logos
Reno, Nevada

Sunday, November 26 at 12:15 pm
Michael Sophia Chapel
Denver Christian Community
2180 South Madison St.
Denver, CO


December 2017 and January 2018 Tour


Saturday evening, December 30

The Incarnation of the Logos
Rose Hall, Kimberton Hills, PA


Friday and Saturday, January 12-13
Workshops on the Medieval scenes from Rudolf Steiner's Mystery Dramas
Vancouver

Sunday, January 14
The Incarnation of the Logos
The Christian Community
Vancouver

Monday, January 15
The Incarnation of the Logos
Glenora Farm
Vancouver Island

Tuesday, January 16
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
Glenora Farm
Vancouver Island

Thursday, January 18 at noon
The Incarnation of the Logos
North Vancouver

Thursday, January 18
The Incarnation of the Logos
Aldergrove (Langley), British Columbia

Saturday, January 20
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
Seattle Waldorf High School
Seattle

Sunday, January 21
The Incarnation of the Logos
Whidbey Island

Thursday, January 25
The Incarnation of the Logos
Bothmer Hall
Portland, Oregon




Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm
The Refugees' Tale (based on Goethe's Green Snake parable)
with Laurie Portocarrero and Glen Williamson
Fountain Hall
Camphill Village
Copake, NY

Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 pm
The Refugees' Tale (based on Goethe's Green Snake parable)
with Laurie Portocarrero and Glen Williamson
Anthroposophy NYC
138 West 15th Street
New York, NY


Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 pm
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
James A. Little Theatre
at the New Mexico School for the Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Road 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505


Friday evening, March 30
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
The Christian Community
906 Divisadero 
San Francisco

Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 pm
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
Sophia Hall
Summerfield School
Santa Rosa, California

April 6 or 7 (TBA)
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
Sophia Sanctuary
Sebastopol, California

Tuesday, April 10 (Daytime)
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
Credo High School
Rohnert Park, California

Wednesday evening, April 11
Vonnegut, Vonnegut!
“WHO AM I THIS TIME?” and “THE KID NOBODY COULD HANDLE” 
Fair Oaks, California


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