A collection of five plays specifically written for performance by youths. All the plays have been performed by youth groups in schools and churches. Covering such themes as the boundless love of God, the need for strong foundations in Christ, seeking God first, running the Christian race, the faithfulness of God and the limitless possibilities of faith in God, the messages in the plays are simple, clear and potent.
Ifeoluwa is the father of many children. Filled with a passion for the lost and helpless, he regularly adopts children from orphanages and homes and brings them into his home. The children however, do not fully understand the depth of Ifeoluwa’s love and so, from time to time get up to some mischief to make up for the perceived gaps in Ifeoluwa’s love. The mischief of Chidi and Debby, two of Ifeoluwa’s children place them in serious trouble with the law and Ifeoluwa needs to make a big sacrifice to redeem them from the hands of the law. This play is an allegory of the boundless love of God that is beyond measure.
Igbokoyi is a bright young boy with bright hopes for the future, who grows up with his adoptive parents in the village. His adoptive mother does not particularly like him and sees him as a bad influence on her own children. As a result she treats Igbokoyi very harshly. Over the years the land suffers one calamity after the other and the oracle declares that the land shall continually be troubled until the treasured possession is restored. In despair, Igbokoyi resigns himself to fate, believing that he will never amount to much in life. The play is an assurance that with God, all things are possible and that we can achieve anything we want to if we just trust in the Lord.
Arinola, James, Bimbo and Folusho are all young undergraduates in university with bright prospects for the future. However, as they pass through the university, they meet with a variety of challenges that test their Christian foundations. Each finds a way to deal with the problems that come their way and look forward to life after school. However, they find that after leaving university, the world system awaits them with its own challenges to once again put their foundations to test. The play emphasises the importance of laying the right foundations for our lives and those of our children.
The play is set in the village of Koseunti. Wuraola is betrothed to Lawale or so she thinks untill she finds out that Ayinke is also betrothed to her man. Olugbemi, a cripple thinks Wuraola is better off with him than with Lawale. The village chiefs are more concerned about the food shortage they face in the land than with any other thing. With all these things burning in the hearts of the people, the king declares that he is preparing a great feast for all his people on the day following the third market day. The people are forced to determine their priorities and decide where they will be on the evening of the great feast. The play is a call to all to seek first the kingdom of God and all the things that they seek for or desire will be provided by the Lord.
The referee is ready. The coach is ready. All is set for the great race except that none of the runners have shown up for the race. Gradually, the runners arrive and each of them comes along with their own baggage. The coach goes to great length to equip the runners with all they need to run the great race. Unfortunately, not all the runners listen to him and find that they disobey at their own peril.
The play is an allegory of the race of life into which we all have been registered. The race has its rewards but it must be run according to the rules.