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Reader’s Theatre

 

 Biblical Reader’s Theatre scripts

An excellent way to engage young and old in the biblical narratives, reader’s theatre provides an opportunity for everyone to participate in playing a role and gaining greater knowledge of the characters and events illuminated in the scriptures. Whether performed as a “play” or just enjoyed around the dining table, reader’s theatre could add to your celebration of God’s festivals.

Passover

A humourous take on the biblical story of the ten plagues as recounted in the book of Exodus.

A story for Passover that is often overlooked, but teaches important lessons for the season.

Imagine reminiscing about leaving Egypt after wandering forty years in the wilderness

Or, “This Night has Twenty Minutes” a condensed version of how God delivered Israel out of slavery. The biblical characters act out the story as retold in Exodus

Why is this Night different from all other nights? As the Holy Day begins, here is a way to rehearse the events of that special night.

Pentecost

Fall Festival

Purim

March 20th, 2012

Passover Apocrypha

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A fanciful retelling of the Passover Exodus story from the point of view of 15 Israelites who are about to enter the Promised Land and conquer Jericho. Each reader reminisces about stories they heard or experienced as youth leaving Egypt forty years earlier. This script works well as reader’s theatre or could be acted out as a play.

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  • March 13th, 2012

    Rahab’s New Life: A Passover Story

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    The Story of Rahab isn’t often thought of as a “Passover Story” but when we think of the events that are tied to this Holy Day season perhaps the story of entering the Promised Land is as important as the story of leaving Egypt.

    This short script in two acts is especially good as a play for the pre-teen set, but could work with all ages as a reader’s theatre script, or a youth bible lesson.

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  • March 7th, 2012

    Queen Esther: a woman with a mission

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    Esther and the scepterThe story of Queen Esther:
    Purim is a time to reflect on the blessing of God’s deliverance and the knowledge that God can use the humble who serve Him to put to shame the proud who seek to destroy His people. This story of Esther (retold in a 7 act play with stage directions) can be performed as a play or informally read as a reader’s theatre activity.

    March 6th, 2012

    Goshen Gazette – Passover Script

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    This Passover script provides a humorous, but biblically sound retelling of the story of the Exodus from Egypt from the eyes of first person accounts as read in the “Goshen Gazette” news. This could be acted out by a youth group in costume and presented to the congregation. Or it is easily broken into one page scripts that can be read by adults and children around the table for the evening meal at the beginning of the first Holy Day during the Passover season.(NTBMO/Passover)

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