Through playful science fiction symbolism and an assortment of clever characters, this collection of scenes and monologues illustrates the message of 1 Peter 2:11-12, that we are aliens in this world. Following is one of the play's most powerful moments, a monologue by a young alien (Christian) dying of AIDS, and how she came to encounter the God she calls her High Commander.
For all those youth sponsors who had the drama group dumped on them, I decided to compile a reference book that would aid them in preparing for and running a drama ministry effectively. The book covers script selection, props and costumes, acting, training students to be ministers, types of drama, and ways of using drama to teach. The following excerpt is the books introduction, examining why drama is such a useful ministry tool.
Written to combat a rash of gossip in the youth group I work in, this play is darkly comic, satirical, mean spirited, and pointed. A teenage girl (Katherine) in trouble confides her pregnancy in a Christian friend. But when her friend betrays her confidence, a witnessing opportunity turns a friend completely away from God.
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? A non-Christian teen asks that question when his best friend, a devout believer, falls victim to cancer. As she slowly wastes away before his eyes, he repeatedly questions how God could allow his best friend to die in such a horrible way.
Based on the parable of the sower, this play tells the story of four teenagers (representing the four seeds) and the paths their lives took after encountering Christ. Their stories are linked together by a hapless pizza boy making his nightly runs, and includes a great spoof the typical "cheesy" youth musical. The play not only illustrates the ways Christians fall away, but offers a message of hope, and of starting over even when you've failed. In the following Scene, Greg (the pizza boy, aka "Wedge") arrives at the home of his life long crush, Tricia. Tricia is working on a school project with her friends Dawn and Heidi, has just lost her boyfriend and is feeling quite lost in her life direction; she is the seed among thorns, strangled by the worries of life...
What do an aspiring actress, a two-timing ex-boyfriend, a broken hearted girl, a nosy mother, and an eccentric movie director have in common? Their lives collide in this True Love Waits themed play. Borrowing the time-jump style that typified Pulp Fiction, this collection of stories will communicate themes of abstinence, the lie of safe sex, STD's, singleness, and waiting for true love that comes from God. The scene below takes place after the prom, as a teenage girl realizes the mistake she has made by giving her virginity away...
God does understand our needs and our problems. This skit points that out through a series of three monologues. The alternate point of this skit is also very good for use in churches.
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