|A Manger Carol - a Nativity Play by Richard van den Akker|
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|Synopsis||Every year, in churches across the world, children perform the story of the nativity before an audience of proud and excited parents. In many cases a large group of children are dressed up and paraded across the stage while a narrator reads the story of the birth of Christ. Often this tradition becomes boring and commonplace, even though they are acting out the greatest story ever told.
This nativity play is designed to be a little different. It initially starts off with a departure from tradition, by introducing comedic elements into what has become, through habit, a solemn proceeding. At the end the play closes with an important message about Christmas and our Savior Jesus Christ; that the story isn’t about the scenery or the costumes, but about the people in that story. A group of ordinary people who came together to take part in an extraordinary event that changed the world forever.
My hope for this play is that people will enjoy and laugh through the comedy, and then take home the message that Jesus himself often took chances, shook things up, and stepped out in faith, and that we, as his disciples, should do the same.
“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, his precepts! O! Tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.” - Benjamin Franklin|
|Cast||20-60 characters (minimum 20)|
All the usual nativity characters as well as the two people who are 'producing' the nativity play.
|Production||Simple set - large painted cardboard boxes can be used for the inn and the stable. An electric lamp is needed on stage, |
|Status||Available for performance|
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|Script-756.pdf||Thu, 10th Oct 2013||A Manger Carol half script by Richard van den Akker||Available to print: £0.00||Download here|
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