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 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.


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.


Fall Festival


March 5th, 2023

Esther: Queen 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.

October 14th, 2012

Nehemiah Rebuilding the Walls

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This reader’s theatre/play is an excellent teaching tool focusing on the work that is needed to provide a safe place for God’s people to worship Him in Spirit and truth. The story of Nehemiah has a vital message for every generation, as it shows the power of God to defeat our enemies and provide us with the resources to accomplish the work He gives us to do. Nehemiah, rebuilding the walls

Nehemiah Celebrates God’s Feast of Tabernacles: Once in a Thousand Years
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    Feast of Tabernacles – Penticton 2012

The Penticton Bible Class players present their performance of the play for the FOT 2012
Nehemiah: Once in a Thousand Years


October 14th, 2012

Nehemiah: Once in a Thousand Years

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Feast of Tabernacles: Penticton BC 2012

Cast: Davie family, Leader family, Poffenroth family, Patton Family

Nehemiah and the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem teaches us many lessons about our reliance on God for leadership and the value of working together to accomplish God’s purpose. The wall’s restoration provided the people of God with a safe place to worship God and keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

Reader’s theatre script Nehemiah-2012F

May 27th, 2012

Pentecost – Wind and Flame

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This short reader’s theatre script for younger students follows the disciples as they walk to the temple, and are astounded by the coming of the Holy Spirit. It concludes with a song, Wind and Flame


May 18th, 2012

Pentecost Readers Theatre: Wind and Flame

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    This short Pentecost Readers theatre is especially appropriate for a pre-teen youth group, but will work for any age. The pre-teens enjoy making costumes for this play and creating the headbands with tissue paper flames that can be blown about by a fan to add drama to the script.

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May 18th, 2012

Pentecost – Book of Ruth: Reader’s theatre

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Get the whole family or congregation involved in rehearsing the inspirational story of Ruth, this Pentecost season. This Book of Ruth script can be used as a reader’s theatre script or a play.

Pentecost – Feast of Firstfruits


March 27th, 2012

Passover: Question and Answer

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A short reader’s theatre script to engage all participants (young and old) in a retelling of “Why this night is different from all other nights” It would be a great dinner activity for Passover (NTBMO) and highlights the key events that this Holy time memorializes. We have used it successfully with church groups or family gatherings.