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PERFORMING PARABLES: 

AN INTERACTIVE DRAMA EXPERIENCE WITH AUDIENCES

“We had such a wonderful time with Deanna at our ladies tea. The messages were powerful and it was a lot of fun getting us to “Act Up”. I’m thankful for her ministry to us. May the Lord continue to bless her dramas.” Rita Redakop, Braermar Baptist Church Women’s Ministry, Edmonton

“This was a great way to make our Sunday morning service special. We so appreciate Deanna’s gifts and talents and it’s always a joy and pleasure to have her with us. I appreciate her desire to spread the gospel and reach people through the lost art of drama.”  Starlet Quist, Prince George City Church, Prince George, BC

“A flock of sheep. A grape vine. A radiant bride. Jesus used common visual imges to convey important spiritual truths to His followers. He also told stories of lost coins, lost sheep and lost sons. Through her giftings, Deanna takes those kinds of images and stories and brings the Bible to life.”  Pastor Brent Miller, College Drive Community Church, Lethbridge, AB


PERFORMING PARABLES

Interactive Dramas with Audiences

LENGTH: 40 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Time frame is flexible to suite your event.

Bringing some of the parables of Jesus to life!

“Such large crowds gathered around Him (Jesus) that He got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then He told them many things in parables…”  Matthew 13: 2 & 3

A just king, an unjust judge, a persistent widow, a thief, pirates and a whole lot of other colorful characters help bring the parables of Jesus to life!

In order for people to understand how different the kingdom of heaven is from the world in which they were living, Jesus often taught using parables; stories about widows, kings, servants, prodigal sons and tax collectors. In doing so He made the kingdom of heaven understandable to the common person.

The following parables are suited to inter-generational events, church services, youth, young adults, women’s and even seniors’ events, camps and retreats.

THE PHARISEE AND THE TAX COLLECTOR (Luke 18:9-14) Humility in Prayer
A good church-goer and an infamous pirate decide to pray one day. What is God looking for when we pray?
THE PERSISTENT WIDOW (Luke 18:1-8) Persistence and confidence in prayer.
How does a poor widow get justice when she is robbed and the judge doesn’t care? Will her persistence pay off?
THE TWO SONS (Matt 21:28-32) What does obedience look like?
This is the story of two daughters (the meaning is still the same!). One does the right thing while the other only gives ‘lip service’.
THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS (Luke 16:19-31) We are blessed to bless others.
All the latest gadgets are what the rich man has and he shares none of his wealth with others. Poor Lazarus barely survives on the garbage thrown to him. What happens to the two in eternity?
THE GREAT FEAST (Luke 14:14-26) Do we have time for Jesus?
A man prepares a great feast and send his servants out to notify his guests but they are all too busy. Instead, the poor, the lame, the blind and, maybe, even a few pirates will be there!
THE UNFORGIVING DEBTOR (Matt 18:21-35) The importance of forgiving others.
Bob the Barber owes the king a great debt but when he is completely forgiven he is unable to show the same forgiveness to someone else. Someone who owes him much, much less.
Performing Parables is an opportunity for the audience to participate in some inter-active, reader’s theater style short skits. I provide the scripts, costume & props and the dramatic instruction. You provide the victi – I mean, volunteers, the microphones, raised stage and the laughter!
Shhh! Don’t tell anyone beforehand or they won’t come!
It’s readers’ theater meets improv, which combines together to provide a lot of laughter for everyone. We shouldn’t forget that each of the parables packs a powerful message that no one will soon forget.

 

THEMES: FORGIVING OTHERS, GOD’S FORGIVENESS OF US, PRAYER, HUMILITY VS PRIDE, PERSISTENCE, TRUSTING IN THE GOODNESS OF GOD, BLESSING OTHERS, GENEROSITY, PRIORITIES AND OBEDIENCE

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