Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson

Adapted by Jeff Schwager
Directed by Josh Aaseng

November 6–24, 2013 at 7:30PM
Running time: 90 min, with no intermission

Where: West of Lenin (203 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103)


This November, take “a roundabout route or detour” with us to West of Lenin in Fremont with a full-length, re-envisioned production of Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson.

Hailed as one of the best American books of the 20th century, Jesus’ Son is a chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. Denis Johnson’s raw, poetic prose spirals through intoxicated half remembrances of grief, hitting rock bottom, and tentative redemption.

circumbendibus [ sêr-kêm-ben-dê-bês ]
1. a roundabout route or process
2. Book-It’s new late-night series

The newest addition to Book-It’s roster of adaptations, Circumbendibus was introduced in the fall of 2012 in a series of three events featuring non-traditional texts in alternate venues.

Part variety show, part site-specific theatre, all parts daring, Circumbendibus performs bold new adaptations of everything from books to blogs, poetry to twitter posts—let’s see how far the Book-It Style will go!

Scott Ward Abernethy
Zach Adair
Sydney Andrews
Tonya Andrews
Adrienne Clark
David Goldstein
Kevin McKeon
Evan Whitfield