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Need a baptism-themed skit...

Discussion in 'Church and Ministry Clowning' started by leavespace, May 6, 2013.

  1. leavespace

    leavespace New Member

    for two silent clowns in front of an audience of about 500. We do have access to music, children who can dnace or move as we wish..I am stumped! And I'm new to this forum, and glad to be here!:oops:
     
  2. V

    V Well-Known Member

    What sort of message/theme are you wanting to present?

    Something that ends with a serious message (salvation, etc?), or something with some levity and can be a caricature of the process?
     
  3. leavespace

    leavespace New Member

    Changed the theme...to"one in Christ"

    Setting is still the same....about 500 people sitting on the floor, we are elevated on a platform with a small amount of space. Theme of the gathering is one in Christ. Thinking the 7 girls will have puzzle pieces....
     
  4. Fitzwilly

    Fitzwilly COAI Secretary

    Although this type of situation lends itself nicely to a silent type of routine is there any reason the clowns don't talk? Also, do any of the clowns have a set personality, a well defined character?


    Aside from individuals joining together and becoming one in Christ, baptism usually symbolizes a change taking place in the heart, a healing process.

    What about clown 1 having a problem (with the right set up this could be a funny problem or a serious one) Along comes clown 2 with a Bible. C2 talks with C1 and an obvious change can be seen taking place. Both clowns freeze.

    C3 enters and moves to another area of the stage and starts dealing with another issue, (could be C3 & C4 having a relationship issue) After a few moments C2 unfreezes and crosses to encounter C3. C2 talks with C3 (or C3 & C4) and an obvious change can be seen taking place. Clowns freeze.

    Third encounter takes place with C5.

    C6 (pastor looking clown) enters along with a rough drawing of a simple church. (think of a board around 4 to 6 foot square.) Large enough to be easily seen by the audience.

    C2 unfreezes and collects the other clowns, either one set at a time or all together. As each clown unfreezes they pick up a previously unseen puzzle piece and a heart. When they meet the pastor they "talk" and the pastor encourages them to give their heart to God. When they do C6 cleans their puzzle piece then they walk over and place it (in a pre-marked position) on the picture of the church. By the time all the clowns have installed their puzzle pieces on the rough drawing of the little church a new picture of the church is seen, the people are the Church. Then the entire board is turned around and there is a picture of Jesus.

    With the right music I think this would probably be a strong 7 to 9 minute piece.
     
  5. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Traditionally, the ceremony of baptism includes the presentation and lighting of a candle, representing the light of Christ entering into one's life.

    I once toyed with the idea of a sort of "Three Little Pigs" story, with the Wolf being the devil who seeks to extinguish your light. He manages to "huff and puff and blow your light out" for the first two people, who built their trust and lit their candles out of inferior materials. But for the third (represented by a Pascal/Easter candle - or which could here be appropriately re-purposed by the similarly derivative baptism candle), he is unable to topple and destroy the flame. For, the story concludes, "This person's light is Christ.... and his life has been built upon the sturdy rock. For 'the stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. By the LORD has this been done. It is wonderful in our eyes.'"

    (If you have stage effects available, at this point all the house lights could be dimmed and go out, leaving only the lit candle to be highlighted for the audience.)
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2013

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