Sunday night, some of us young folks got together and acted out part of the story of Joseph. We were given chapters 37 and 39 of Genesis to demonstrate. Wes read the chapters to me and J on Saturday night and my first thought was, ‘hmm, now how are we going to make this PG for all the kids in the audience.’
We threw around ideas that evening and by the time Sunday morning rolled around, I already had my outfit all planned out. I, of course, was dying to play the risqué part of Potiphar’s wife. I pondered how to play the part well without playing it too well. After much snorting and head shaking from Wesley, I decided to go ask the very man who had chosen these chapters.
“Hi, Mr. Martin. I’m playing Potiphars wife tonight and I was wondering if you had any ideas on how to keep things PG.”
“Yeah, like, should I use the Bible as my script?”
“Oh, no! No. No words, just use your eyelids and stuff like that.”
I chuckled and agreed and went off on my merry way.
We all met up around 5:30 to do a dry run and I’ll have to say I was quite impressed. The ad libbing was phenomenal. All of Josephs brothers did a great job of popping off and clearly expressing their opinion of him.
And then things get angry. And pretty much every picture after this my mouth is wide open. Wide open.
All in all, wonderful time was had by all. It was fun to see it come together in a short amount of time and have everyone working/playing together. I was hoping to throw in a musical number (put on your running shoes) but we were a bit pressed for time. Maybe next performance.