Trying to Impress God

Actors performing a sketch

Adam and Cain in “What’s Wrong With Vegetables?”

“What’s Wrong With Vegetables?” includes a hilarious exchange between Cain and Adam about trying to impress God with prize vegetables, but it also opens open doors to discuss what really matters to God.

I hope you’ll find a way to use it or one of the other free scripts featured in this Free Fall Audio Impact Special.

The picture of Broadway actor George Merritt portraying Adam and Isi from Nigeria portraying Cain at the CITA (Christians in Theatre Arts) Conference in Toronto brings back delightful memories of their rich, resonant voices and interaction. Wish you’d been there!

Christmas in July

Christmas Present Wrapped in Gold and SilverWhen’s the best time to search for something special for Christmas for your church or small group? July, of course! Take a few minutes to preview Christmas scripts at www.AlphaStarDrama.com that capture the wonder of what Christmas is all about. Then, choose your favorite scripts and take advantage of the “Christmas in July” special to receive a free script you can present to your group or congregation. Use the code JULY16 at checkout to receive this special offer.

Bring the Miracle to Life

GabriellaBring the miracle of Christmas to life this year! Conversations with Gabriella takes you above the scenes where you’ll experience Christmas from a fledgling angel’s viewpoint as she quizzes Gabriel about his secret missions to earth.

Designed to delight as it highlights God’s incredible plan for redemption, this four-part drama offers fresh insights on God’s mysterious interactions with Zachariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. It can be staged in five-minute segments each week in Advent or used as a stand-alone program for a memorable outreach event.

Although it can be staged as a delightful 30-45 minute program when combined with musical interludes, it can also be performed effectively as readers theater with simple staging and passionate reading. Take a look at the script and let your artistic creativity imagine how you could bring Conversations with Gabriella to life this Christmas season. It has the potential to penetrate hearts and change lives in a generation where many are obsessed with the supernatural but clueless about what it means to know the living God.

And if you don’t think Conversations with Gabriella is right for your situation, please check out the other monologues and two-piece dramas available for Christmas. They’re a bargain at 50% off!

Peter the Perplexed

Garden of Gethsemane IMG_1118Have you ever wondered how Peter could have slept through the cosmic struggle his Master faced in Gethsemane or how he could have denied knowing Jesus at the hour of Jesus’ greatest need?

I used to ask those questions, but then life started throwing perplexing situations my way. Oops! Sometimes it’s tough to figure out what’s happening while it’s happening, especially when roused from a deep sleep.

That’s how it was the night Judas led soldiers into the quiet grove of gnarled olive trees where Jesus often prayed. Peter woke up facing an angry mob brandishing clubs and swords as they descended on Jesus and the disciples.

Peter grabbed a sword and sliced off Malchus’s ear! But whom did Jesus rebuke? Not the soldiers or the Jewish officials, but Peter! Was that why Peter hung back as Jesus was seized and taken to the high priest’s house? Was that why he was careful to keep his distance and sit with the guards in the courtyard? Was that why he insisted he didn’t even know the Nazarene when servant girls and bystanders said, “You were with Jesus”?

It’s a sobering story.

So why is it in the Bible? Are we to act like Peter? Of course not. But will we face similar situations? Perhaps. First Corinthians 10:11 tells us the stories in Scripture are examples to help us avoid being tripped up by the struggles and surprises of life.

How about you and the people you know? Do you face perplexing situations? If so, you’ll find that first-person drama sketches from the Bible are remarkably relevant as they bring the stories to life in ways that not only clarify the events but also capture hearts.

To assist you in doing this, AlphaStar Drama is featuring four FREE scripts that shed light on Jesus’ death and resurrection from our Lent and Easter section:

  • PETER THE PERPLEXED: Experience the troubling events that led to Jesus’ crucifixion through the eyes of one of His closest disciples.
  • PUZZLED AT PASSOVER: Encounter Martha’s confusion as she puzzles over the irony of rejecting the One who miraculously brought Lazarus, her brother, back to life.
  • MARY MAGDALENE AT THE TOMB: Live through the grief and the joy of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection through Mary’s eyes.
  • INNOCENT! THAT MAN WAS INNOCENT! Gain a fresh appreciation for Jesus’ crucifixion by viewing it through the eyes of Pilate and his wife, Claudia.

It’s my prayer that you’ll use one or more of these scripts to make Easter 2015 one of eternal significance for those in your community or congregation.

HAPPY EASTER!

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