Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson

Adapted by Jeff Schwager
Directed by Josh Aaseng

November 6-24, 2013

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


In November of 2013, Book-It produced a full-length, re-envisioned production of Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson. Part of Book-It’s new late-night series, Circumbendibus.

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.


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


Second Coming Of ‘Jesus’ Son’ At West Of Lenin
Fremocentrist, 11/04/13

Jesus’ Son
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

The Art of Adapting Novels for the Stage
Crosscut, 07/11/14