Theatre 2017 at St. John’s: Solas on Stage, Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation through Theatre
FIVE SOLAS They are held as the foundation of the Reformation. Together they are an expression of the reformers' quest to clear away the clutter of tradition and hierarchy and to return to the clarity of the good news of the gospel of Christ. We are saved by Grace...
Faith Alone! WITTENBERG by David Davalos, Feb. 3 & 4th at 7:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther and Dr. Faustus debate faith and reason as they each try to win over their young student, Hamlet. Theology and philosophy rarely are presented with such humor and humanity.
A reading, directed by Everett Quinton will be presented on Feb. 3 & 4th at 7:30 PM.
Scripture Alone! MYSTERY PLAYS: OLD AND NEW with works by Dario Fo and Others, April 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 PM
The medieval church used mystery plays to teach Bible stories. We set old against new with the help of Nobel Prize winning, Italian playwright Dario Fo (Accidental Death of an Anarchist) and Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright Thornton Wilder.
Join us at the Mystery Play Cafe for an evening of readings to nourish the soul. Free food and drink will be provided to nourish the body. April 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 PM. (Please note that the originally planned performance on the 30th has been canceled.)
Suggested donation: $10
Grace Alone! HOUSE BY THE STABLE and GRACE AND GRAB by Charles Williams, Oct. 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 PM
These two one acts are a modern take on the morality plays of the middle ages. Everyman is at the center of story and interacts with characters like Pride, Hell, Faith and Grace.
Oct. 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 PM
Christ Alone! DR. LUTHER DIRECTS THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT by Mark Erson, Nov. 30th - Dec. 3rd at 7:30 PM
The church’s annual pageant will never be the same after Dr. Luther bursts in and takes over the direction and the meaning.
Nov. 30th – Dec. 3rd at 7:30 PM.
A special Pride Month offering... MARC IN VENICE, June 16 - 28
A tag-team journey into truth interweaves three stories from three centuries. An angel guide proves helpful. For Marc in Venice in the 21st century, the help comes from Angelo.
Said of the recent premiere production:
“Run, don’t walk to see this production!! … the play was so well written.”
“Serious, yet whimsical… both existential and personal. Delightful.”
“Reminded me where hope is to be found.”
“An engaging meditation on the unchanging power of truth in the midst of the changes of history. It was funny and moving.”
“An intense and provocative play.”
“Reminds us that Truth is still an honorable and worthwhile journey.”
Friday, June 16 Preview
Saturday, June 17 Opening
Sunday, June 18 Performance
Tuesday, June 20 Performance
Wednesday, June 21 Performance
Friday, June 23 Performance
Saturday, June 24 Matinee (3 PM)
Monday, June 26 Performance
Tuesday, June 27 Performance
Wednesday, June 28 Performance
Tickets: Preview – $5
Performances – $15
(Group sales available for groups of 8 or more. Please contact St. John’s.)