The Book of Jonah


It's not a fairy tale...


This original shadow-puppet show, still in development, explores the book from the Tanakh in its entirety, exploring not just the well-known episode with the Great Fish, but also Jonah's prophecy in Nineveh and his subsequent conversation with the Lord. The deceptively complex story ends with an open question about repentance and forgiveness, and is more a satire than a didactic fable. The clown-like Jonah, who runs away from his destiny, is selfish and obstinate, yet still becomes one of the most successful prophets in all of Scripture, in spite of himself! How could that possibly happen?

This show will eventually be available for touring and booking at private events. Check back here for more information soon! For booking or other information, contact me here.