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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
The Gospel According to St. John has been called one of the most spiritually minded and masterfully written accounts of the life of Jesus. With over 10 themes running through the storyline and inclusive of more than 50 characters, Alex Cavalli's one-man show of the Gospel According to St. John is something you won't forget. One attendee remarked "I never truly understood this Gospel until tonight." A minister quietly commented, “That was worth a hundred sermons.” And still another audience member said, “I have to tell you that I felt the Holy Spirit was in this room today.”
The show falls naturally into two parts, leading to its portrayal in two acts. The first part may be described as Jesus' message to the world at large, and the world's rejection of it. The second part expounds on Jesus' message to the disciples more deeply followed by the longest Last Supper scene in any of the Gospels, Jesus trial, crucifixion and resurrection. The text is taken directly from the King James Version of the Bible; it is edited only to reflect contemporary scholarship and time requirements.
Now we see through a glass darkly; but, then face to face. (1 Cor. 12:13)
Paul was a natural leader and was called upon to answer many questions of his day, demanding his attention to church rules and regulations. Unfortunately, these responses and requirements often overshadow, in the minds of readers, his deep love for mankind, which enabled him to overcome a lifetime of immense hardships. This performance is not a journey through Paul's life, as the sweep of such an endeavor is too great for a single performance. But, rather, it conveys the essence of the man and the heart of his teachings -- love.
The script is taken from Paul's Epistles as translated in the Authorized King James Version of The Bible. Some words and phrases in the original have been replaced with more accurate or more understandable renderings. Other translations used for this purpose have been The Revised Standard Version, The New English Bible, Phillips, The New Testament in Modern English, The New International Version, The Jerusalem Bible, The Living Bible, and Today's English Version.