The Gospel in Greasepaint

Creative Biblical Skits for Clowns, Mimes, and Other Fools for Christ

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Anthony Trollope in 1857 wrote: "There is, perhaps, no greater hardship at present inflicted on mankind in civilised and free countries than the necessity of listening to sermons." As someone who has both preached and listened to innumerable sermons, I know many people would still agree with Trollope. Sermons, like left-over Brussels sprouts, are good for us but often taste stale and lifeless. People hunger for fresh interpretations of the eternal gospel.

The Gospel in Greasepaint: Creative Biblical Skits for Clowns, Mimes, and Other Fools for Christ contains 42 skits to bring new light to old stories. The skits are based on selected biblical texts ranging from the first chapter of Genesis to the last chapter of Revelation. The collection contains seasonal themes ranging from New Year's to Advent. The skits were written primarily for clowns (in mime), but the skits can be adapted for talking clowns or mimes or "normal" people who want to act out a skit.

An earlier collection of ten other clown skits, The Gospel According to Clowns, was previously published as a "playkit." It is no longer available in print, but a PDF of it can be downloaded here. Combined with the 42 skits in The Gospel in Greasepaint, the two collections provide a skit for every week of a year!

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