I'm curious if any of you have used theater to craft any or all of your Sunday worship service, of if you've ever witnessed this?
I've helped our kids do a Manager production in the past, and we've done small skits related to the annual Stewardship drive. But I'm toying with crafting an entire play that would actually be our Sunday service. My son has expressed some interest in doing it and we could recruit a few people if needed. My thought is that, if it worked out good enough, that we could do a variation of this 2-4 times yearly and hopefully others would enjoy it enough to help with playing roles and fleshing out fresh perspective on Biblical messages.
Here's what I was thinking of. We would choose and adapt a familiar story (maybe the Good Samaritan or maybe Balaam's Donkey). We would would re-work the story a bit (or maybe not too much) and break it out into two or three scenes. Our scripture reading would be placed between scenes and likely would be a straight reading of what we're adapting. Hymns would also reflect back to the adapted scripture.
I dunno. What would you all think if you showed up to church and found your traditional service replaced by something like this (assuming that the acting and storyline was more good than bad of course