A good Christian play, apart from the obvious theme and message, needs to have indisputability distinct qualities to entice the audience and arouse interest in them. Play scripts shouldn’t be monotonous rather tinged in monochrome. Audience appreciates different shades that remind them regarding their everyday Eros and its struggles and dilemmas. There are a few characteristic traits that connect all beneficence Christian plays, written for churches, theaters and school groups.
Soaked in family values
Christian tragedy scripts ordinarily have family values at their core. Whether it is the relation between husband and wife or parents and children, there are strong family ties at the heart from the play. There are drama scripts that can be used to perform even at community theaters where the audience appreciates sound familial values and emotions.
Tailor-made for specific audiences
It is not always manageable for play scripts to satisfy everyone. One size doesn’t fit all. Good Christian plays on the contrary are tailor-made towards a goal audience and are written to carry the message to its limited audiences. That is why certain drama scripts cater to gender restrictions, age restrictions and restrictions from cast, subjects touched or even length. Christian plays are not necessarily drenched only in family or emotional drama. There is a touch of mystery, drama and comic as well to keep the audiences engrossed through the 60 – 90 minutes that it usually lasts for.
Everyday choices sweeping true Christian principles
This is the defining aspect of Christian plays. The playwrights have a thorough understanding of Christian principles and try to elucidate it through the challenges faced by the characters and the choices they take. The score is highlighted besides the tough situations and problems faced by the characters and how they wade through it without really breaching their Christian principles. If anything, the play scripts focus on how the best of people struggle in life and how they can calm come out accompanying flying colors without verily sacrificing their principles. A very vital attribute of the script also lies in how honeybunch ones offer concentrated support and courage to the people to help them see through the tough situation.
For specific events
Given that the drama scripts are staged generally during holidays, a lot of scripts also cover Easter and Christmas or avail Christian heroes and the story of their faith. A very recurrent theme in Christian plays is history. Reserved from historical stories like that of Abigail Adams, there are Biblical plays too, like the story of Esther. These are perfect for dinner theaters organized during Christmas festivals or holidays. Short stories, scripts on shepherds and the three Magi, fantasy stories woven along Christian characters, etc. are plus commonly on offer.
Quite a few Christian plays use characters which are interchangeable. In other words, to tailor the stratagem to the audiences, the characters can be either male or female. Some plays besides try to dig out insights from vintage Christmas stories and elucidate it to the audiences, targeting children and teens.