Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater


In a cave, on a rock, off the coast of second century Anatolia, John saw a vision of the end of days and penned his Apokalypsis. While this text sat for centuries on the fringes of the Christian canon, today many of its vivid images have entered the western popular consciousness through songs, visual art, and literature of various kinds. From the great pit of scorpion-tailed locusts, to the Beast and his pals running amok across the face of the Earth, Songs from Patmos sets excerpts from Revelation as a series of chaotic vignettes, which explore the book’s dense layers of references, as well as its possible relevance to our modern world, and the human experience at large.