“St. John in Exile”
Solo Performance by Dean Jones
The late Dean Jones stars in this 1986 Drama Bible Story: “St. John in Exile.” As one of Jesus’ disciples, John has been punished through exile to the island of Patmos. All alone, he has time to reflect and tell us about his life, faith, and troubles. This is a one-man play developed by Dean Jones who traveled, performing it until he produced this video.
• Watch this 1986 video performance: written by Don Berrigan (play), directed by Dan Curtis (1.5 hrs.).
Reviews: For those who know Dean Jones only from Disney pictures (The Love Bug, Shaggy D.A., etc.) and such, here’s a role for the actor that enables him to reveal both his tremendous dramatic talent and his deep Christian faith. Although some may say it is a little slow moving, the story is excellently written and has real depth.
The production makes good use of various camera angles, as well as creative lighting, to add drama to the presentation. You find yourself quickly drawn into the story as Jones powerfully brings St. John to life, recounting from his cell on the Isle of Patmos his journey with Jesus and the other disciples.