Christmas package 1
The Innkeeper’s Wife (3 versions)
Eleven years after Jesus is born the Innkeeper’s wife retells the story of his birth to her three children. One version splits the lines with the husband. Cast: 4-5, varies by version. Run time: 5-7 minutes.
A monologue by the mother of John the Baptist on Christmas Eve. She is doubly blessed with a son (finally) and to be alive at the coming of the Messiah. Run time: 2 minutes
Elizabeth and Zechariah
The couple decides to leave civilization and bring John up in the desert because of Herod’s violent jealousy over a rival king. Cast: 1M, 1F. Run time: 2-3 minutes.
Alien at Christmas Time
An out of this world look at how we celebrate the holiday. Cast: 6 and extras as desired. Run time: 1 minute.
Angels, shepherds and the good news, a puppet or people script for three characters. When puzzled why angels announced the good news to lowly shepherds instead of kings or religious leaders, three friends discover some Biblical truths that lead them to share the good news with others in person and using social media. Run time: 4 minutes, based on: Luke 2, Ezekiel 34, Genesis 31:38-39, John 10:11-14. Includes links to 11 free online interactive games about the birth of Jesus.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD For Christmas or anytime the story of God’s redeeming plan. Deceived by Darkman, the princess loses her position and freedom. The prince comes to save her, losing his life, but she chooses to remain in darkness. The audience joins their lights with the cast to reach her. Most of the lines are read by a narrator or 3 messengers. 10 characters (1 female, 2 male, 7 either) Run time approximately 15 minutes.
THE BIRTH OF JESUS Reader's theater of the accounts in Luke and Matthew. Two scripts, each with a different perspective, director's notes and lesson planning ideas included in a zip file. Characters: 4-5; run time 12-14 minutes.
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