Is Anyone Listening?
Drama on the need for web evangelism
Characters: variable – 1-5 could work equally well.
Setting: room with easy chairs and a computer.
Props: comfortable chairs, a working computer, a number of working mobile phones, possibly TV.
Dialogue: none needed, but you can improvise.
Elements of the drama:
- One or more characters (any gender or age) are relaxing in easy chairs.
- They may be watching TV, reading, or engrossed in some quiet group activity, e.g.
playing a computer game on the TV.
- Behind them is a computer monitor, clearly visible to the audience. On this, prominent
very large messages have been set up. These must be readable by the audience if at all possible. They can be set up to rotate slowly from screen to screen (using HTML, or Powerpoint)
with messages such as:
“1 billion people now online”The final reference is of course a modification of
“99% of Christian websites are only for Christians”
“Come over to Cyberspace and help us”
Acts 16:9-10.(If messages on the computer monitor are not visible to all the audience, they could be repeated on a screen using a video projector, if you have one.)
- As the cast continue to relax in the chairs, several mobile phones around the set are activated to ring by the stage manager, one at a time. The cast take no notice, or possibly
glance up with surprise, and then continue to relax.
- The play ends with the actors walking out past the computer, possibly glancing at it casually
but not taking in the message on the screen. A final unanswered mobile phone ring can be used
when the stage is empty.
- Alternatively, end with by dimming the lights, and possibly focus a spotlight onto the computer. Or improvise any way you wish!
- The drama could be modified to highlight the need for any type of evangelism, or indeed even as an evangelistic tool, with the characters representing non-Christians who are not hearing God's initial call.
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