I always enjoy coming up with ideas for shows. Since we just premiered Prodigal Fun this year, I would say we probably won’t really start working on a whole new show for at least three years, but that doesn’t mean I don’t ever think about what that next show will look like. In an attempt to not drive Darren completely insane, instead of telling him about ideas for the next show I will just write about them here. I already have two ideas, but I am going to start with the idea that I think is least likely to ever be used for something.
The Prodigal Son is found in Luke 15, so it would make sense for the show following Prodigal Fun to be based on Luke 16. In Luke 16, Jesus tells the parable of the Unjust Stewart. This is one of the least well known parables, so it would be cool to shine a light on it. However, I am also not quite sure what the lesson of the unjust stewart is.
If you’re not familiar with the parable of the unjust stewart, it is about a manager who is going to get fired. Before he is fired, he contacts everybody who owes his master money and cuts their bills in half. That way he will have lots of friends who will do him favors in the future. In the end the master praises the dishonest manager for his shrewdness.
I don’t see us doing a whole show on the unjust stewart, but I think it would be a fun jumping off point. I imagine that Darren wouldn’t know the parable, so I would tell it to him. We would do maybe three routines to tell the parable: one about getting fired; one about cheating, lying, or exaggerating; and one about being commended for your actions. Darren would assume I was telling it wrong just like I did during the prodigal son, but I would tell it just the way it is. We would look to find meaning in the parable, but I think the main takeaway would be that there are a lot of things we don’t understand.
We would go on to other topics we don’t understand. This would be quite a tightrope for us to walk, because we would need things that anyone of any age could follow since are audiences are whole families. However, they would still have to have a confusing aspect to them.
I don’t know how much people actually learn from juggling shows, but I think learning that there is a lot of stuff that you don't know would be a pretty cool lesson for a juggling show.
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