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 2019

May - June, U.K. and Ireland

Saturday evening, May 4
Vonnegut, Vonnegut!
Raheen Wood Steiner School
Raheen Road
Tuamgraney, County Clare

Tuesday evening, May 7
Vonnegut, Vonnegut!
Camphill Mourne Grange
169 Newry Road
Kilkeel, County Down
Northern Ireland

Friday evening, May 10
Beat the Devil!
Edinburgh Christian Community
21 Napier Road
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sunday, May 12
Informal presentations on
Future Dawning
The Dornach Hill

(new plays by Glen Williamson)
Newton Dee Village
Old Ferry Rd, Bieldside,
Aberdeen, Scotland

Wednesday evening & Thursday morning, May 15 & 16
Vonnegut, Vonnegut!
Camphill Community Glencraig
4 Seahill Rd, Holywood, Northern Ireland


Friday evening, May 24
Beat the Devil!
Christian Community, Stroud
73 Cainscross Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England

Sunday, May 26, at Noon
The Incarnation of the Logos
Temple Lodge, London Christian Community

Monday evening, May 27
Vonnegut, Vonnegut!
Ruskin Hall
Emerson College
Forest Row, East Sussex

Saturday, June 1
Vonnegut, Vonnegut!
Glasshouse College
Stourbridge, West Midlands

Sunday evening, June 2
The Incarnation of the Logos
Stourbridge Christian Community
22 Baylie Street
Stourbridge, West Midlands

Tuesday evening, June 4
Vonnegut, Vonnegut!
Iona School
310 Sneinton Dale
Nottingham, England

August 16 - 24
Beat the Devil!
          at the
Edmonton Fringe Festival
Friday, August 16 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 17 at 8:30 pm
Sunday, August 18 at Noon
Wednesday, August 21 at 5:45 pm
Thursday, August 22 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, August 24 at 10:45 pm
Studio Theatre
10330 84 Avenue
(Southwest corner of the Arts Barns)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Friday, September 20 at 9:00 pm
Beat the Devil!
on Theater Row
United Solo Theatre Festival
410 West 42nd Street, NYC
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Thursday evening, October 31
Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince
Fountain Hall
Camphill Village USA
Copake, New York

Thursday, December 19
Beat the Devil!
Denver Waldorf School

Sunday, December 22
The Incarnation of the Logos
Denver Christian Community

Saturday, December 28
The Incarnation of the Logos
Santa Rosa, California

Sunday, December 29
The Incarnation of the Logos
San Francisco Christian Community

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The Incarnation of the Logos
Garden Chapel
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland

Sunday, January 5 at 4:00 pm
The Incarnation of the Logos
Rose Hall
Kimberton Hills Camphill Village

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