Thanks to Carmel B. for today’s post!
Last year our teen Sunday School class did a play featuring The Tower of Babel. We expanded the original story to incorporate how history is repeating itself in our modern world today.
The play starts with 2 reporters at a news broadcast service called MTOV (Many Tongues One Voice). Representing the voice of the people, two reporters reported on top
The armies of the massive empire were now confederate with Russia. Both the pope and patriarch of Russia were visiting and supporting the event. We took this opportunity to incorporate current quotes
Once the first scene was finished, we acted out the biblical story of Babel. There were two preachers of righteousness who were trying to tell Nimrod and the builders of Babel that they should be glorifying God, not man. The builders get mad and drag the preachers off the stage. This glorified both Nim
The next scene takes place back in the Newsroom. Th
The last scene has two Sunday School members explaining the biblical side of this story. They connect the tower of Babel with Nebuchadnezzar, who also embodied the same spirit as Nimrod. The dream of Nebuchadnezzar’s image is also discussed. As they are talking, a Sunday School member comes out dressed as Nebuchadnezzar. They explain what will happen on this earth when Christ returns to set up his kingdom. We then ended the play with the song The Most High Rules in the Kingdom of Men (Bro. Tim Styles)
Recording the reporter on location:
The reporter on location was recorded before the performance of the play. We set up a green screen at a Brother and Sisters house and recorded the Sunday School member saying the lines. We worked with a green screen so that we could put a picture of the EU Parliament building behind the member on the screen. It looked as if the SS member was right in front of the EU parliament building in Strasbourg.
Recording the EU council member and EU parliamentary correspondent:
The EU council member and parliamentary correspondent were videoed in our ecclesial library. The video was then edited onto the whole video. The final video consisted of the reporter on location and this video.
Number of roles: 16 (many of them can be played by the same actors)
This PDF document contains the script, prop & costume suggestions and scene outlines.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9