The Lions, the Switch and the Warm Robes

Introduction

The Chronicles of Daniel and the God Who Saves

Summary

It’s not a fantasy land reached through the wardrobe in a spare room, but ancient Babylon, reached through a new virtual-reality game! Join the clue-solving kids as the Biblical story literally — or virtually — comes to life with Daniel in a den of lions, the Hebrew boys in a fiery furnace (where their robes weren’t even scorched — just “warmed”!), and some mysterious handwriting on the wall. Cool songs, with fun and funny dialog help bring to life this chronicle of faith in the one true God who delivers, and point to the ultimate deliverer — Jesus Christ! Go from virtual reality to ultimate reality, with The Lions, the Switch and the Warm Robes.

Approximate Performance Time

37 minutes

Cast List/Character Descriptions

There are 12 speaking roles, 4 non-speaking roles available for casting in The Lions, the Switch and the Warm Robes. Any of the roles may be played by a boy or a girl with only slight name and gender modifications in the script. The indications below show how we recorded them on the demonstration recording. Many roles could be played by older youth or adults.

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NameGender*What They’re Like ...
DaisyGIRLwise and mature game player, defacto leader of the group
EmmaGIRLa game player, and a friend to the group
JayBOYa rough and tumble game player
PoppyGIRLa game player, a bit quirky and fun
HarryBOYa game player with trouble signing onto the game, comes and goes
AbdiGIRLan all-knowing guide within the game
AhuniGIRLa Babylonian market vendor and help to the game players
DanielBOYthe Biblical character
HeraldGIRLofficial messenger of the king
King NebuchadnezzarBOYthe Biblical king
King DariusBOYthe Biblical king
ShadrachBOYthe Biblical character
MeshachBOYthe Biblical character
AbednegoBOYthe Biblical character
Two king’s helpersBOY/ GIRLguards that lead characters to Lions’ Den and the Fiery Furnace
Other Babylonians and Market VendorsBOY/ GIRLpeople shopping and selling in the market
Click here to view the Cast List/Character Descriptions PDF

Questions or Special Requests?

Are you hoping to record your performance on video and make DVDs or put it up on the web? Please don't hesitate to contact us for this license or any other special requests or questions and we will be happy to help! Visit the Contact Page for more information.

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