JOSEPH’S GOSPEL, A Divine Comedy for Parents Everywhere, is the solo-performance multi- media play that tells the story of Joseph of Bethlehem, his betrothal to Mary, and the birth of their first son — from a dad’s uniquely humorous point of view. It was originally performed by playwright John Dowie in a production directed by Victor Spinetti at The Birmingham Rep Studio Theatre, then played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was performed by Tom Conti in London’s West End, with subsequent productions in Israel, Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Norway and Germany. It made its U.S. premiere with Alan Safier on December 17, 2015, at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. Safier’s deft comic touch makes this poignant and warm-hearted tale of love and parenthood accessible to audiences of all ages and all beliefs.
“SAFIER shows amazing range...FUNNY AND SERIOUS at the flip of a switch. He has a great ability to captivate an audience all by himself."
—John Szablewski, NY Theatre Guide
“Touching, affectionate and thoroughly absorbing … a warm and intelligent treatment of perhaps the best-known tale … never predictable … this truly is A DIVINE COMEDY!" —Chortle, UK
“Humane and often REMARKABLY TOUCHING.” —Daily Telegraph
“Achieves the almost impossible feat of giving this story a fresh perspective … not only a JOYOUS AND POIGNANT accessibility but a relevance many of us thought it had lost forever.” —Glasgow Herald
“Deeply poignant and wickedly funny … A TRIUMPH!”
—Edinburgh List Magazine