03 January 2008

Take Two

Rumor has it that AMBS may be planning another Biblical Storytelling Festival. Last time I presented the story of Ab (and it doubled as my first every blog post - whee!). This time I'm thinking more along the lines of several one-line plays, each not more than about two minutes long.

Example: Jacob, quite old, limps up the aisle. This takes forever. He is deep in though, brow furrowed, face indicating some inner conflict. As he crosses the stage his face clears. He has come to a decision. He faces the audience and says, "I don't wrestle with God, anymore." Then he limps down another aisle, again, taking forever.

My hope would be to come up with similar one-line stories (à la Wired) for a whole variety of biblical figures. So far I have two, and, pending permission, three.

Jacob: I don't wrestle with God, anymore
Zaccheus' mother: Young man, come down here this instant!
Martha: (pending permission)

Any other characters whose stories could be neatly summarized in a single sentence? And if you post them in the comments, can I assume I can use them? Thanks, reader.

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