A man's eyes with the sun in the background

About the Show

Finally, after 2222 years (give or take a century) the Book of Ecclesiastes is now a live fringe show! After struggling to find meaning in the world, the teacher, Qoheleth, reveals his hard-learned answers to life’s big questions. From overwork to overindulgence, he’s here to explain the meaningless existence of everything under the sun. Read more about the show below.

Christian mystic Neville Goddard once called Ecclesiastes “the most controversial book in the Bible,” and its canonical presence has baffled many scholars. They can’t even agree on whether the book is positive or pessimistic! Fortunately for us, that makes for a thought-provoking stage play.

The 1965 international hit song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” famously takes its lyrics from Ecclesiastes, but the pop culture references don’t stop there. Novelists, screenwriters, and poets have all been stirred up by this fascinating volume. See why Ecclesiastes has inspired everyone from Shakespeare to Tolstoy in this word-for-word stage performance of the NLT translation.

Cast & Creative Team

Rodney BrazilThe Teacher
Rebecca McCauleyVoice of The Editor (KC, Omaha, NYC)
Emily EthertonThe Editor (OKC shows)
Destyni Williams-Newman, Todd ClarkVoices in the Wind
Emily EthertonDirector
Todd ClarkGraphics & Poster Design
Holly McNattScenic Design
Keith FergusonCostume Design
Scotty TaylorCreative Consultant
Anna HollowayDramaturg
Roberta SloanShow Consultant
Komalty Content StrategiesPublicity
FreeSound.orgSound Effect Source Recordings

Performed by special arrangement with Tyndale:
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

The show is promoted by Next Stage, a quirky little theatre brand. Next Stage isn’t a venue or production house, but a moniker created by Todd Clark, Rebecca McCauley, and Rodney Brazil, now operating as social media accounts managed by Komalty Content Strategies to promote independently produced live shows.