The Prodigal Son Meets the Princess Bride
Few, if any, of Jesus’ parables paint a more poignant picture of God’s love and mercy than the prodigal son. ‘The Prodigal Princess and the Knights of the Slightly Oblong Table,’ resets this powerful story in a fictional kingdom, but it’s heart stays the same. With lighthearted storytelling and memorable characters, the message of this timeless tale comes to life in a brand new way. The prodigal and the pharisee alike have much to take away from this lively lesson.
‘Prodigal Princess’ is a medieval re-imagining of the beautiful parable found in Luke 15. Drawing on the classic storytelling and comedic styles of movies and shows like The Princess Bride, Veggie Tales, and (with a grain of salt) Monty Python and the Holy Grail, ‘The Prodigal Princess and the Knights of the Slightly Oblong Table’ takes us on an action packed, laugh filled adventure. Follow the dramatic story of the headstrong princess, Snapdragon, as she severs all ties with her father, King Cedric, in order to pursue her destiny in the great wide world. Following her heart she finds herself in the embrace of the dubious Count Ed, a foppish egotist with suspicious connections. King Cedric, desirous of his daughter’s safe return sends three trustworthy but dysfunctional knights, Sir Edwin O’Dolorem, Sir Richard the Chickenhearted, and Sir Guy the Gullible to find her and deliver a message of reconciliation. Snapdragon’s fairy-tale, however, begins to unravel as the designs of the renegade Lord Drake come to light and the consequences of her decisions become clear. The knights must trust the King and conquer their doubts in order to deliver hope to the princess before it’s too late.
Coming July 2020