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New BlueAn actor is preparing for opening night as is personal life is falling apart. When he learns that his wife is leaving him, he turns to drinking. Finally, through conversations with his director, his stage manager, and a long-time friend, he remembers his former source of strength in hard times. Can he find that strength again?

Approximately 20 minutes.

Needs for this performance:

Sound: One lavalier or head-worn wireless microphone if needed for space.

Lighting: General stage lighting in the center of the stage.

Stage and furniture: A small table to use as a makeup table and accompanying chair.

Begins on stage. Exits through stage door to finish.

For the Easter Season–Peter

Peter’s story is one that allows us a first-hand view of what it means to be both human and a servant of Jesus.

The Peter presentation is available in two formats:

  • A singular presentation which follows Peter from the Triumphal Entry to the Resurrection–Approximately 30 minutes.
  • A three-part presentation (originally done on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday).
    • The Promise of Easter–Immediately following the Triumphal Entry–Approximately 5 minutes.
    • The Passion of Easter–Peter looks back on the Passion Week from immediately following Jesus’ Arrest.  Includes congregational communion–Approximately 15-20 minutes.
    • The Power of Easter–Peter wakes up early on Sunday morning.  Peter, John and Matthew reflect back on their life with Jesus–Approximately 10 minutes.

Needs for this performance:

Sound:  A lavalier or head-worn wireless microphone.  A sound technician available at least 1 hour before the service to go over sound cues played from either my mp3 player or a CD.

Lighting:  Depends on whether single part of three-part is selected.  I will communicate desires after scheduling the performance.  A lighting technician available at least 1 hour before the service to go over basic lighting cues.

Stage and furniture:  If three-part is selected, a small table (about 18″ by 36″) for the communion elements for the second part.  Three cubes or other seats for third part.
If singular performance, only a small table is needed (about 18″ by 36″) for communion elements for Allen.

For three part, the first part begins at the back of a central aisle.  The other two begin and all three end on stage.

For singular performance, both beginning and ending is in a central aisle.

Have You Ever Lost Anything?

New Red We’ve all lost things that are important to us.  This presentation, at times light-hearted and at others painfully serious, is Allen’s story.  It follows him from childhood through adulthood as he deals with losing things and finding them again.

Needs for this performance:

Sound:  A lavalier or head-worn wireless microphone.

Lighting:  If stage lighting is available, four general lighting areas (three downstage and one large area upstage) with two colors each (warm and cool such as Amber and Blue) are desired.

Stage and furniture:  A small table at the back of the stage for props.

Performance begins and ends on stage.

The Children’s Pastor Position

New Blue Our Bible heroes have some interesting backstories.  For some of them, despite their faith and love for God, many of them would probably be passed over for jobs in our modern churches.  This presentation takes a humorous look at our normal “requirements” for ministry and how many of our favorite Bible characters just don’t measure up.

Needs for this performance:

Sound:  A lavalier or head-worn wireless microphone.

Lighting:  Only general stage lighting is needed.

Stage and furniture:  A small table or desk in the center of the stage with two chairs (preferably padded).

Performance begins and ends on stage.

Through the Eyes of John

Sometimes known as John the Apostle, John the Beloved, or John the Revelator.  No matter how you refer to him, John’s contributions to the New Testament were written to find deep relationships.  This presentation combines parts from the Gospel of John, Acts, John’s Epistles and the Revelation into a stirring narrative from this Beloved Disciple of Jesus.  The presentation includes an on-stage transformation from John the Apostle to the Elderly John the Revelator.

Needs for this performance:

Sound:  A lavalier (not head-worn) wireless microphone.  A sound technician available at least 1 hour before the service to go over sound cues played from either my mp3 player or a CD.

Lighting:  If stage lighting is available, three general lighting areas (two downstage and one large area upstage) with two colors each (warm and cool such as Amber and Blue) are desired.  Also desired is one light shining up one of the central aisles for the beginning.  A lighting technician available at least 1 hour before the service to go over basic lighting cues.

Stage and furniture:  A small table (at least 18″x36″) toward the front on one side with one chair (preferably padded).

Performance entrance is through a central aisle.  Ending is on stage.

Abraham and Sarah

The story of Abraham and Sarah is, first of all, a story of faith and trust.  From God’s promise to the beginning of its fulfillment took many years.  Then, after its fulfillment, Abraham was told to sacrifice Isaac.  This presentation follows Abraham and Sarah from the initial promise that the whole earth would be blessed through Abraham and Isaac’s trip to Mount Moriah for the sacrifice.

Needs for this performance:

Sound:  Two lavalier or head-worn wireless microphones.  A sound technician available at least 1 hour before the service to go over sound cues played from either my mp3 player or a CD.

Lighting:  If stage lighting is available, two areas (one left and one right).  A lighting technician available 1 hour before the service to go over lighting cues.

Stage and furniture:  No special staging requirements.

Begins and ends on stage.

Technical Requirements

For any performance, a small space is needed as a changing and makeup room.  Depending on the performance, this room needs to be accessible both from the front of the house (for aisle entries on some performance) and backstage (for performances that begin or end on stage).

A wireless microphone (lavalier or head-worn unless specifically noted above) is needed for each performer.

If stage lighting is not available, a good amount of light on stage is needed.  If stage lighting is available, specific desires are listed for each performance above.

In general, the performances don’t take a lot of space.  Specific needs such as a table and/or chairs are listed for each performance above.