Closed 1h 30m
The Gospel of John
East Village
84

The Gospel of John NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(21 Reviews)
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95%
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Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Drama Desk-winning Broadway actor Ken Jennings ("Sweeney Todd," "Grand Hotel," "Side Show") performs "The Gospel of John," playing all the parts and bringing the Gospel to life.

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Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if fan of Ken Jennings, interested in this Gospel, are a Christian, enjoy 1-person shows, have seen performances of other Gospels (ie. Mark)

Don't see it if Not a Christian or interested in the Gospels, don't enjoy 1-person shows, uncomfortable around religion, not familiar with John

85
Intense, Masterful, Profound, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if as an alternative to all the holiday hype. Ken Jennings does an astounding job of creating a personality for each of the speaking characters

Don't see it if you find Biblical text repetitious to the point of irritation. The fundamentals of Christianity are represented if that's a problem for you

Critic Reviews (3)

December 9th, 2019

"What's missing in Jennings' performance is any sense of specificity, a moment-to-moment reality that would make the words come alive."
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December 8th, 2019

"What makes Jennings' execution all the more remarkable, and especially deserving of the tour-de-force appellation, is his ability to make the discursive, nearly two-millennia-old, literary work pulse with urgency and wonderment.
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December 11th, 2019

"After marveling at Ken Jennings' power of memorization, one has to also admire his ability to deliver the entire text of 'The Gospel of John 'with unwavering clarity and devotion to its meaning both as literature and as a Christian lodestone."
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