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Glorious Impossible

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60 minutes / 2 characters (plus Narrator)

Description

Christmas is a time to celebrate Jesus—and what seems to many to be His impossible birth. One person who has remained skeptical about the things of God is Naomi, who runs the house where the aged apostle John rents a room. The tiny island of Patmos—to which John has been exiled—is where they live, and the absentminded apostle and his feisty landlady mix it up on an almost daily basis. One day, however, Naomi presents John with an opportunity to tell her the story about an impossible birth that happened so long ago in the town of Bethlehem—and the miraculous life that followed. (Narrator)

Theme
Christmas, the "impossible" life of Jesus Christ

Characters
The apostle John (very old)
Naomi, his middle-aged landlady
Narrator

Notes
The dramatic portion of this musical consists of 5 scenes, totaling approximately 30 minutes, and is available as a non-musical one-act under the title An Impossible Life

Set
The set for this production can be as simple or elaborate as the director desires. For the inaugural production the set consisted of a small, crude table and stool, with various set pieces scattered about for flavor. Pictures are included in the script.

Props
There are only two required props: a wooden stylus (writing instrument) and a small, rolled parchment.

Wardrobe
Both John and Naomi live in a rough, rural area, and neither are wealthy. Their clothing would reflect this.

Music Literature
This script has been written to work in conjunction with the choral book Glorious Impossible, published by Word Music.
Glorious Impossible features the songs of Keith and Kristyn Getty, Michael W. Smith, Stuart Townend, and Babbit Mason. Created and arranged by Tom Fettke. Orchestrated by Camp Kirkland.
Published by Simply Word (Word Music). Release Date: May 2009.
For pricing, more information, and ordering visit the following
web page: this page at the Word Music web site

Companion Materials
Choral Book 0 80689 43417 4
Compact Disc 0 80689 78922 9
CD Trax (Split) 0 80689 82612 2
Practice Trax 0 80689 65102 1
Studio Orchestration (CD-ROM) 0 80689 45567 4
Bulk CDs (10 pak) 0 80689 71772 7
Accompaniment DVD 0 80689 42009 2

Topics
Christmas Musical Apostle John Island of Patmos Landlady Bethlehem Salvation Impossible Life Jesus Christ

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PDF for Production (442)
Plain Text for Review (341)

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