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
Second Coming Of ‘Jesus’ Son’ At West Of Lenin
Seattle Actor, 11/10/13
Opening Nights: Jesus’ Son
Seattle Weekly, 11/12/13
He Stoops to Conquer
The Stranger, 11/13/13
‘Jesus’ Son’: a sobering tale with few blessings, at Book-It
Seattle Times, 11/15/13
Q+A with ‘Jesus’ Son’ Director Josh Aaseng
City Arts Online, 11/20/13