John, His Story — that is, the standpoint of the average Joe. “This comes at that story through the back door,” says Kevin Dean, associate artistic director and one of four actors in this year’s Easter production. “So, you’re able to get a picture of Jesus that you might not normally get on Sunday morning.” Since premiering in 1985, Jeannette Clift George’s play has popped up everywhere, from the back of a pickup to off-Broadway; Dean attributes this to George’s ability to mine humor from the Bible, which makes it relatable “regardless of your religious bent.” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Also 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 14, 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 15. 5420 Westheimer. For information, call 713-526-2721 or visit adplayers.org. $25.
John, His Story, previously performed off-Broadway, brings to life the great miracles of Jesus chronicled in the Gospel of John. Seen through the eyes of ordinary people--the disciples, beggars, the wealthy, the lame and the marginalized--these moments of comedy and drama provide a moving account of the extraordinary works of Christ, as remembered by his beloved disciple, John.
Whether believer or skeptic, most of us have heard at least one of Jesus’s seven miracles from the Gospel of John (water into wine, anyone?), but the A.D. Players are willing to bet you haven’t heard them from the perspective of