The Great Adventure


Quests, Obstacles, Virtues, and Vices - What will keep our young heroes from living the Great Adventure of the Faith? And what will they need for help? This interactive epic, starring the kids of your parish or church, will answer the question!  The choices they make determine the very plot of the show - and the obstacles they encounter along the way.

In this updated and funny version of the allegorical drama Everyman, we take several volunteers from the audience, one of whom plays Anykid, the hero, who must make right choices to complete his quest.  Other volunteer actors portray the allegorical figures Faith, Hope and Love, as well as the Seven Sacraments, Beauty, Truth, and Goodness.  Each volunteer has a short poem to read at some point during the show.

When that dastardly villain, Deadly Dark, steals our hero’s Faith, Hope, and Love, our hero’s prince and guardian angel must help him to recover them – through three dangerous adventures: the Forest of Doubt, the Way of Despair, and the Valley of Tears.  Along the way, our hero must ask for help from the Sacraments, must combat the Seven Deadly Sins, and must learn the value of Love and the necessity of depending on God’s grace.

And just when everything seems most in jeopardy – it is the Blessed Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist that saves the day!

A perfect combination of catechesis and entertainment! Faith, Formation and Fun!

CAST:  2 men, 1 woman.  Up to 15 volunteer children from the audience, each of whom have one or two lines to read.  Or the children could be incorporated into the show ahead of time and rehearsed.

LENGTH:  One-Act, about 45 minutes.

REQUIREMENTS:  Either unitary abstract set, or simple backdrops for each scene of the adventure.  Simple costumes and props.