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The Gospel of John

Presented by The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

November 30 - December 29, 2019

with Ken Jennings


Previews (until Dec 7): $50
Regular: $60
VIP: $75
All Matinees:Regular $50 / VIP$65


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. And the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth: we have beheld his glory... (John 1:1,14)

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

St. John’s Gospel is breathtakingly poetic, containing soaring theology, yet it is filled from start to finish with  eyewitness details that came from John’s life with Jesus. For over 2,000 years, this written testimony from John’s personal experience has been proclaimed all over the world.

Ken started memorizing The Gospel of John as a spiritual practice during a difficult time in his life. He always had an affinity for John, which seemed to him to truly be a firsthand narrative by a man who was actually there. So he memorized it. To make it theatrical, he made a few cuts for time, which he cleared with a Jesuit priest, an Episcopalian priest, a Baptist minister, and a sister of the Sacred Heart — all encouraged him to go on with his presentation.

Ken will tell it to audiences as if for the first time, as it was originally told by the Beloved Disciple — so that they too may have a personal encounter with Jesus during this Advent-Christmas season.

Grades 6-12 and up

*Photography by Maria Baranova


Previews (until Dec 7): $50
Regular Performances: General Admission: $60 and $75 VIP premium reserved seating 

All Matinees: General admission: $50 and $65 VIP premium reserved seating

*Student rush tickets will be available an hour before any performance for $25 with a valid current student ID. $30 under 30 available in person at the box office. Both are limited by ticket availability.

For groups of 10 or more, please contact GreatWhiteWay.com at 212-757-9117

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Next Performance Date:
November 30
2:00 PM
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The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Office: (212) 219-3132

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