Friday, December 05, 2014

Christmas play meets Book Club

I took on the task of our Christmas play this year,  and we have been working hard to get it right for the past month or so. My friend, Dijana, who works at the children's home, has helped a LOT (adapting the script and she is the narrator), and she suggested that for our dress rehearsal, we aim to do it at the last Book Club of the year: so last night the Christmas play came to Book Club!

Based on Max Lucado's "You are Special", with a few adaptations, we have a cast of 8 children and 2 adults, all of whom are absolutely wonderful! Here are the Wemmicks putting stars and dots on each other. Stars for good things, dots for bad...
Our main little actor Punchinello asking Lucia how she manages to not get any stars or dots... She tells him to go to the carpenter who made them and ask him...
Unfortunately, I don't have any close up of the dynamic between Eli (the carpenter) and Punchinello as it is so cute! But here you can see how the play was close-up and personal (and on the right are Eli and Punchinello): Eli tells him that the stickers only stick if you let them...
 Punchinello then falls asleep on Christmas Eve:
To be visited in a dream by Jesus (this is the part of the story we changed a leetle!). He is told once again that he is special and that Jesus will give him the best Christmas present ever - that the stickers won't stick on him because he is so special... Punchinello awakes the next day and when someone tries to put a sticker on him, it just falls to the ground... Punchinello then jumps for joy and is so happy on Christmas Day!
Take a bow... The child actors are all either part of our sponsorship project, or kids of our friends who come along with us to camp. Our carpenter is part of our church and I don't think I could have found a better person for the job... In fact, all the actors are amazing, and the play turned out even better than I could have hoped for. Now we just need to do the play for all the Christmas package distributions... but that is later in the month!

1 comment:

Victor said...

Super Cute!!! Interesting story! I guess it's about being ok that you're different.

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