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
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 2018 & 2019

Saturday, September 29 at 4pm
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Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society
Pasadena, California

Sunday, September 30
The Incarnation of the Logos
Pilgrim Place
Claremont, CA

Sunday, October 28 at 7:00 pm
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The Greeley Place
1051 6th Street
Greeley, Colorado

Monday, October 29, at 6:30 pm

Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
Shining Mountain Waldorf School
Boulder, Colorado

Tuesday, October 30, at 1:30 pm (for the students)
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
Shining Mountain Waldorf School
Boulder, Colorado

Friday, November 9 at 6:30 pm
Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince
Santa Fe Women's Club and Library Association
1616 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM

Thursday, December 13
The Incarnation of the Logos
Janet McGavin Hall
Maison Emanuel
Val-Morin, Quebec

Friday, December 14
The Incarnation of the Logos
Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Montpelier, VT

Thursday, December 20
Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)
Denver Waldorf High School

Sunday, December 23 
The Incarnation of the Logos
Michael Sophia Chapel
Denver Christian Community
2180 South Madison St.
Denver, CO

Wednesday, December 26
The Incarnation of the Logos
The Greeley Place
1051 6th Street
Greeley, CO

Saturday, December 29
The Incarnation of the Logos
Anthroposophy NYC 
Rudolf Steiner Bookstore
138 West 15th Street
New York, NY


Saturday, January 5
The Incarnation of the Logos
Rose Hall
Kimberton Hills Camphill Community
Kimberton, PA

April - May, California

May - June, U.K. and Ireland

May 27 
Vonnegut, Vonnegut!
Emerson College

Forest Row, East Sussex

June 2
Vonnegut, Vonnegut!
Glasshouse College
Stourbridge, West Midlands

March - April 2020, Australia and New Zealand

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