John, His Story Comes Home to New Community Arts Center Stage

Kristin Cook and Beth DeRousie in one of the many great scenes from John, His Story.

FULTON – CNY Community Arts Center is excited to announce a run of John, His Story, for one weekend only, April 5-7 on the new stage at CNY Community Arts Center located at 121 Cayuga St. in downtown Fulton.

Kristin Cook and Beth DeRousie in one of the many great scenes from John, His Story.

The 90-minute performance will run four show times including two matinees, April 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m., April 6 and 7 at 3 p.m.

Starring veteran actors Kristin Cook, Beth DeRousie, and welcoming Don Crowe and Michael Bolio to the cast, the popular ensemble play has toured the CNY region since 2007, last seen in 2015 with a cast that included Bobby Fontana and the late Brian Pringle.

“It has proved to be an unexpected delight with audiences every time it is performed,” said Fox, director. “When audiences hear the familiar stories of the miracles of Jesus brought to life through 25 characters played by only four actors the comments always include pleasant surprise. It’s especially appropriate for the Easter season when the religious community celebrates the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.”

John, His Story was written by actress-playwright Jeannette Clift George and premiered by the A.D. Players, a faith-based theatre company in Houston.

Brought to life by four actors, some costume accessory changes and a few props John, His Story enjoyed a successful off-Broadway run in 1997 at the Lamb’s Theatre.

The play toured internationally and received critical acclaim in productions across the country.

“Not the least bit preachy, the play is unlike traditional dramatizations of the Bible. Using ordinary bystanders to tell John’s story of Christ delivers an experience everyone can relate to,” Fox said. “We’re surprised to hear ourselves laughing at the all-too human responses easily recognizable while asking ourselves ‘Would I have the same reaction today?’ Probably!”

“We’re also excited to have a new stage and facility to present dynamic plays and musicals like John, His Story to audiences on a continuing basis with our comprehensive arts programming,” said Fox. “CNY Community Arts Center is a destination for family friendly art experiences and community involvement. The time is right to bring back this popular play delivering a great evening’s entertainment to debut on our new stage.”

For more information and tickets, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-ARTS (2787).