The original composition of The Pilgrim's Progress began while John Bunyan was serving a lengthy prison sentence for preaching outside of the auspices of the Church of England. Now, Bunyan's allegorical work is regarded as one of the most significant pieces of English literature. British actor Gary Martin takes this nearly 400-year-old text and gives it a new life in this production. Whether listeners are interested in the historical or religious importance of this story, Martin's performance makes it easy to engage with the timelessness Christian's journey.
One of the most popular stories ever written, this allegory tells of Christian, an
Everyman character, who makes his way from the "City of Destruction" to the "Celestial City" of Zion. Christian finds himself weighed down by a great burden he carries from reading a book (obviously the Bible). This burden, which could cause him to sink into hell (Tophet), is Christian's acute, immediate concern, and impels him to a crisis: what to do for deliverance.