The off-Broadway play “The Gospel of John” is being called one of the “best Christmas shows” in New York City this Christmas season.
According to the Christian Post, the play was created by award-winning Broadway actor Ken Jennings. Jennings, who starred in “Sweeney Todd,” “Grand Hotel” and “Side Show,” also stars in “The Gospel of John.”
The show is a 90-minute solo performance of the book of John.
“I memorized this first as a prayer, not as a play,” Jennings said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. “I started memorizing ‘The Gospel of John’ as a spiritual practice during a difficult time in my life. I’ve always had an affinity for John, which has always seemed to truly be a firsthand narrative by a man who was actually there.”
Since its opening night at the end of the November, the play has drawn praises.
“Plays can bring spiritual solace,” the New York Times said in its review. “On the unadorned stage, two flights below Bleecker Street, the actor Ken Jennings had only a single prop: a compact Bible. When theater is a religious experience, faith has a powerful role.”
Time Out New York said it was “one of the best Christmas shows in NYC this holiday season.”
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Source: Christian Headlines