These dramas are written specifically to be a part of a musical program. Broken into scenes that are interspersed throughout a musical program, the story is easy to follow, and will touch the heart of everyone involved. Some dramatic elements occur during the music itself, so the audience sees the story unfolding even though no dialogue is heard. The scenes are powerful, and the music and the drama build upon one another as the presentation moves to its climax. Drama may enhance the music, but music is a necessary part of these dramas. There is approximately 20 -25 minutes of drama which, combined with music, makes for a complete musical/drama that will be approximately 1 hour long.
Hope For The Heart Asunder: cast - 2 male, 3 female
Hearts Apart: cast - 2 male, 4 female
Not really a sequel, but we do make our way back to the coffee shop. And that sign still doesn't work quite right . . . or does it? In "Hearts Apart" Angela, from the coffee shop, deals with her increasingly bitter and resentful mother, her brother, who is estranged from their mother, an amorous electrician, and a would-be thief.
It's Christmas Eve, and Olivia is a hopeless case. Her husband left her and the children many years ago and she has never gotten over the pain and humiliation it caused. She even has taken on a somewhat obstinate and hurtful demeanor herself.
Angela has known Jesus for 2 years and Olivia is tired of hearing about it. So, what makes Lilibeth think she can get through to her? After all, Olivia holds only contempt for Lilibeth for "taking my son away". Lilibeth confesses that she was not the kind of girl a mother wants to have for a daughter-in-law, but she knows that the only answer to her new family's problem is the same answer to her own rebellious life . . . Jesus.
And then there is Nattie, who thinks she has been stealing food from Angela's coffee shop. The thing is, she never noticed how easy it was. Caught red handed by Jeff, an electrician with a crush on Angela, Nattie is either going to jail on Christmas Eve, or she's going to learn a lesson about radical love and forgiveness.
This story of reaching the unreachable and helping the hopeless speaks of the unrelenting love of Christ as shown in the lives of 5 hurting and longing people on what they expect to be yet another "dismal" Christmas Eve.
Click HERE to see an excerpt from "Hearts Apart".
A Next Year Christmas
Things have not worked out well for Philip, and his wife, Grace, is not happy about it. This particular Christmas Eve is shaping up to be somewhat less than joyful for this young family. While Philip is in the garage trying to fix up a used bicycle for their daughter's Christmas present, Grace is in the kitchen pouring out her troubles to Hope, her sister.
In "A Next Year Christmas" Philip is pretty disgusted with himself. He has been saying "Maybe next year" for so long that he wonders if things really will get any better. The one person he needs to believe in him doesn't, and he hardly believes in himself anymore.
Hope finds herself offering advice and trying to lead Grace back to a reliance on God, while Greg, Hope's husband, eventually proves that he is not quite as clueless as everyone thinks.
"A Next Year Christmas" takes a look at the struggles that so many families face . . . struggles that seem to come to a head th this time of year and have torn families apart. When a young couple loses faith and hope and trust in each other, their faith in God is affected also. This drama reminds the audience of just what is important in a family, and it shows how God uses people to bring His will into our lives.
Approximately 24 minutes of drama is told in four scenes that will combine with your choice of music to bring the reality of the love and power of Christ through your cast and crew to your audience.