Written by Jeanette Clift George, "John His Story" uses only four actors to portray 27 different characters from the book of John. A talented quartet of NarroWay actors brings this amazing story to life, with seamless character transformations and magnificent poise. "This is an exceptionally challenging show for the actors," says director Rebecca Martin. "Each one must change his accent, speech patterns, walk -- his entire demeanor - as he moves from one character to the next." Veteran actors Stuart Phelps, Robert Breeden, Rebecca DeRienzo and Angelina Grenga give life to the vast array of characters on the NarroWay stage.
"John, His Story," is one of only two shows performed at the NarroWay Theatre that are not original to NarroWay Productions. "We chose to add this show to our schedule because it is a classic," says Martin. Martin, along with composer / conductor Yvonne Clark, writes all the large-scale Broadway-style shows performed by NarroWay.
In the off-Broadway show, the incomparable life of Jesus is chronicled through the eyes of those who encountered him face to face. The script recounts seven miraculous signs recorded in the book of John. Dynamic and moving, "John, His Story" shines a modern light on ancient truth relevant to today's world. With humor and drama, the show brings the fourth gospel to life.
The show plays just three times at the NarroWay Theatre. Tickets are available for Friday, April 25 at 6:30pm; Saturday, April 26 at 12pm; and Tuesday, May 6 at 12pm. "The Tuesday peformance is an excellent opportunity for those who prefer weekday shows," says marketing director Nathan Ramsay. "We often have senior groups who prefer that option."
As usual, the show is packaged alongside a delicious meal. The bill of fare includes hearty baby-back ribs, vegetable blend wild rice, acorn squash with butter and cinnamon, garlic-seasoned flatbread and home-made bread pudding. Tickets are available at http://www.narroway.net or by calling 803.802.2300.