Happy New Year!

We head into 2009 with some apprehension about how a ministry of story and laughter will fit into the economic crunch we are all experiencing. But we feel good about the shows that are available for performances, the new shows that are being written, and the scripts that we continue to work at making available in print and downloadable formats.

If you’re looking for entertainment for your church, your school, or your business in 2009 we hope you’ll consider one of these options:

Book Ted for a one-day or weekend workshop. Through performance and discussion, Ted will help your group find the unseen characters and dramatic possibilities. If you’re planning a conference, Ted has created a wealth of material around specific scripture passages that can be incorporated into your event presenting the scripture through drama in each session.
Trent Wagler joins Ted for this newest show titled What Would Lloyd Do? – a combination of great original music, lots of humor and an exploration of the relevance of church and religion. The setting is a struggling inner city church which is responsible for a weekly radio broadcast. There is opportunity for your local choir to participate as part of the program.
Ingrid De Sanctis (co-writer of DoveTale) has joined Ted again for a play about biblical relationships, Excellent Trouble. Stories range from Adam and Eve to Samson and Delilah, to Jesus and his mother. From hilarious to poignant, these stories are perfect for Valentine’s month – or any time you want to focus on relationships.
Jeff Raught and Ted use monologue, song and sketches to weave together an entertaining look at God interacting with humanity in the play Tattered & Worn. The show opens with Zeus, a homeless man finding a tattered, worn book in the subway. With the help of the piano-playing angel Gabriel, Zeus rediscovers the faith he lost years ago as Gabriel encourages him to enact the great Bible stories he knows, but has forgotten.

Contact us at 540-560-3973 or email office@tedandcompany.com for prices and availability.

And just in time for your worship planning for the Easter season: the original Fish-Eyes script is now available as a PDF download. If you want to use only one or two scenes they can also be downloaded individually. Don’t forget that the Fish-Eyes scriptbook is also available in a spiral bound book.

The early months of 2009, Ted will be writing two new shows which will premier in Columbus, Ohio in July at the Mennonite Church bi-annual convention. Of course that means they’ll also be available for performances in your hometown, so stay tuned – we’ll let you know all about them.

We wish you a wonderful New Year and hope our paths will cross with many of yours in the coming months.

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