Thespian Theology
Lent/Easter, Cycle A
John A. TenBrook

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 0788018590
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 118
John TenBrook follows up his popular CSS titles Thespian Theology: The Parables Of Jesus As One-Act Plays and Thespian Theology: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany, Cycle A with an all-new collection of fun and enlightening sketches based on Cycle A lectionary readings for Lent and Easter. The offbeat humor of TenBrook's scenes is a great way to share the Gospel -- audiences will laugh while they are stimulated to look at the scriptural message in a new light. Originally developed for presentation by a high school-age youth group, these versatile pieces can be used in place of the Sunday sermon or for youth programs and other fellowship settings -- and the simple, easy-to-perform sketches are an excellent tool for reaching out to unchurched people and getting them excited about Jesus Christ. Each skit is accompanied by "Thespian Theological Thoughts" that make a clear connection between the drama and the scripture passage. It's just what you need to inject a healthy dose of fun into the serious business of speaking and hearing the Word of God.

Some of the amusing titles include:
* Don't Tempt Me! (Lent 1)
* Jesus Christ, M.D. -- Ophthalmology (Lent 4)
* First Church Of The Eighteen Holes (Easter 3)
* The True Extension Cord (Easter 6)

A graduate of Harvard University (B.A. and M.B.A.), John A. TenBrook has been addicted to the theatre ever since he appeared in Harvard's famous Hasty Pudding Show as an undergraduate. He has worked in marketing and public relations for the Westvaco and Friendly Ice Cream corporations, and has also served as Director of Community Relations for two social service agencies in the Springfield, Massachusetts area. He is currently the Communications Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.