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 2020


[CANCELLED] Sunday, March 15 at 12:15 pm
Reading of part of
Fire in the Temple
The True Story of the Death of a Teacher

a new play in two parts by Glen Williamson
Part 1 Ita's Awakening 
Prt 2 Forging Onward 
Vancouver Christian Community
Barnaby, British Columbia

[CANCELLED] Tuesday, March 17 at 2:00 pm
Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince
Glenora Farm
Vancouver Island, British Columbia

[CANCELLED] Wednesday Evening, March 18
Beat the Devil!
Cascadia Centre
351 West 19th Street
North Vancouver

[CANCELLED] Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 pm
Reading of Part One of
Fire in the Temple
The True Story of the Death of a Teacher

a new play in two parts by Glen Williamson
with Laurie Portocarrero 
and eurythmist Zachary Dolphin
Part One Ita's Awakening 
Camphill Ghent Cultural Hall
2542 Route 66
Chatham, NY

[CANCELLED] Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm
Reading of Part Two of
Fire in the Temple
Part Two Forging Onward 
Camphill Ghent Cultural Hall
2542 Route 66
Chatham, NY

Saturday, March 28 ar 7:00 pm
Reading of Part One of
Fire in the Temple
The True Story of the Death of a Teacher

a new play in two parts by Glen Williamson
with Laurie Portocarrero 
and eurythmist Zachary Dolphin
Part One Ita's Awakening 
Anthroposophy NYC
138 West 15th Street, NYC

Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm
Reading of Part Two of
Fire in the Temple
Part Two Forging Onward 
Anthroposophy NYC
138 West 15th Street, NYC

Sunday, April 5
Beat the Devil!
Plowshare Farm
Greenfield, New Hampshire

[CANCELLED] Tuesday, April 7
Beat the Devil!
Montpelier, Vermont

[CANCELLED] Wednesday, April 8
Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince
Heartbeet Lifesharing
Hardwick, Vermont

[CANCELLED] Friday, April 10
Beat the Devil!
Janet McGavin Hall
Maison Emanuel
Val-Morin, Quebec

[CANCELLED] Easter Sunday, April 12
Beat the Devil!
The Christian Community in Chicago
2135 West Wilson
Chicago, IL





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