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GOOD FRIDAY – A PARABLE OF PARABLES - NOTES
.                              – written by Tanis Harms
PREMISE:      As Jesus tells the people parables,
.             the parables are acted out
.             in a modern office scenario
.             to relay the gospel message
STYLE:        drama with vignettes
TOPIC:        gospel message
SCRIPTURE:    Mt.13:34-35; Mt.18:3-4; Mt.13:3-9;
.             Mt.13:24-30; Lk.13:1-9; Mt.21:28-31;
.             Mt.18:21-35; Lk.12:35-48; Mk.2:21;
.             Mt.18:15-35; Lk.14:16-24; Lk.17:7-10;
.             Mt.25:14-30; Mt.21:33-46; Mk.8:31;
.             Mt.13:45-46 (all scripture taken from NAS)

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SCRIPT


CAST:

NEW TESTAMENT CAST:
MARGARET
CHILD 1-3     (you can add more)
MAN 1-2       (you can add more to create a crowd,
.              as well as split up the lines)
PHARISEE      (you can add more to create a crowd,
.              as well as split up the lines)
JESUS         (NOTE: best to record his voice,
.              and play the lines as they happen
.              so as to have perfect delivery,
.              but avoid sounding robotic.
.              Tell the parables in such a way
.              as to make the stories come to life
.              and draw in the people.  Also have
.              the actor move as if he were speaking.)

MODERN TIMES CAST:  
TRISH         (worldly response to be selfish and worry)
RANDY         (unresponsive to the gospel)
ANITA         (emotional response to brownnose)
BILL          (Christian with fruitful response)
JIM           (understanding boss)
RECRUITS      (dressed poorly, people needing work)
MODERN CHILD


SET AND PROPS:  

stage right/New Testament times:
(lit with warmer tones like yellows)
- bench for Jesus to sit on, with back to audience
- basket for Margaret

center stage/common ground:
Screen to project image of cross with Jesus on it,
or have an actual cross to be lit up at proper time.
As well as an image of the empty cross.

stage left/modern times:
(lit with cooler tones like blues)
- 4 table desks, 4 chairs, 4 laptops
- 5 briefcases, 2 purses, 2 cellphones, stapler


SUGGESTED SONG to sing or play at the end:
- “Overcome” by Jeremy Camp