The "Wednesday Night Live" Show

An Interview Based Teaching Tool
from the
BackDoor Bible Series

Concept:

Wednesday Night Live emulates a late night talk show having a host and a standard guest who adopts the personage of various Bible characters. Is also fun to have a supporting band. Guests are "retrieved" so to speak from the past via some kind of a time machine which you can design yourself. We simply used a doorway and a strobe light.

 Setup:

The host sits at a desk which has an adjoining couch for guests. Both sit in front of a backdrop on a raised platform . Nearby you can have a band platform and at least one video monitor. Guests hide behind the backdrop and enter when time machine is activated by coming around the side of the backdrop. A typical session is described below.

Each Drama contains:

  • Objective
  • Scripture Basis
  • Suggested Cast
  • Recommended Acting Style or Accents
  • Costumes (easy to find)
  • Props
  • The Dialouge
  • Closing Message

 

Typical Session:

Action

A/V

Time

Min.

  1. Band begins to play standard opening instrumental..

House Lights = Off

Stage Lights =On

6:55

10

  • Band leader introduces Host
  • Host Mike = Up

    Video switch to Host

    7:05

    1

  • Host welcomes group , introduces the band, A/V dude & welcomes any new guests . Also trades a few jibes with Band leader.
  •  

    7:06

    5

  • Host describes the new show including format, time machine concept, Host also announces winner of last Contest
  •  

    7:10

    5

  • Video Commercial Welcome from a pastor & reminder about upcoming events
  • Video announcements

    7:15

    5

  • Band plays their main number
  • Video Cut to Band

    Band Audio Up

    7:20

    5

  • Host introduces the best time machine which is Gods Word , Why? - cause He was there! Today we are going to visit ________________________
  • Video cut to Host

    Band Audio Down

    Host Mike Up

    7:25

    1

  • Host starts time machine by dropping his finger - Strobe light for 10 seconds with sound effect.
  • When finger drops

    - All lights Out

    - Stobe Light On (10s)

    - Drum Sound effects

    7:26

    10 sec

  • Spot focused on entry way between sets and guest appears in costume -
  • Strobe off

    Stage Lights Up

    7:26

    1

  • Dialogue - Goals are
    • Help group identify with the character
    • Tell the story
    • Identify any behaviors valuable or dangerous)
    • Extract any Pointers to Christ

    Guest Mike Up

    7:30

    30

    1. Closing Given by Host

    stage lights On

    7:57

    2

  • Closing Prayer
  • Music Video Start

    8:00

    5

  • Closing Son and Dismissal
  • House lights Up

    Stage lights off

    8:05