The Sacrifice Support Group: A Dramatic Comedy for Lent
Jesus had a sense of humor, and he used it to teach serious lessons. So why not look at the tradition of giving something up for Lent through the lens of dramatic comedy?
The two-act play (20 minutes per act) titled “The Sacrifice Support Group” follows a mixed bag of characters who’ve been making self-serving sacrifices (yes, there is such a thing!) every Lent season for years, or else have dismissed the sacrifice tradition altogether.
Now they’re summoned by their pastor to consider a fresh approach to Lenten sacrifice: making sacrifices that really count for the glory of God and the welfare of their families or community.
The play can be put on as Readers Theatre with virtually no staging or rehearsal time.
It requires a cast of seven adults or older teens (1 male, 3 female, 3 either gender).
All characters but one stay seated throughout each act, making the play ideal for actors with limited mobility.
The Sacrifice Support Group: A Dramatic Comedy for Lent is available in paperback or Kindle ebook.
Giving It Up for Lent—Leader Guide: Bible Study, Drama, Discussion
A complete guide to leading a fun, life-changing, five-to-seven session study about Lenten sacrifice, featuring The Sacrifice Support Group.
- An introductory look at Old Testament and gospel accounts of people who offered sacrifices to the Lord
- In-depth discussion questions with optional handouts, to help your adult or teen study group take a new look at their Lent traditions
- Script of the two-act dramatic comedy The Sacrifice Support Group
Giving It Up for Lent—Leader Guide: Bible Study, Drama, Discussion is available in paperback or Kindle ebook.
This individual book for study participants includes The Sacrifice Support Group script plus workbook pages corresponding to the Bible passages and discussion questions contained in Giving It Up for Leader Guide: Bible Study, Drama, Discussion.
Giving It Up for Lent—Workbook: Bible Study, Drama, Discussion is available in paperback.