Jack Burford

Jack Burford is a graduate of Geneva College and holds an M Div. degree from The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Pittsburgh. Jack has been active as producer, director, writer and actor in many amateur and professional theatres over the past several years, with a special interest in Bible and music.
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Comedy Musical by Jack Burford

66 pages

Minimum cast 4 m, 5 w

This is the Old Testament story of Jacob’s marriages to Leah and Rachel retold with a bit of “sanctified imagination.” For seven long, lonely years Jacob deals with dusty sheep while dreaming of his wedding night to Rachel. Finally, in a comically confusing scene, Jacob discovers his bride hidden by a veil is not the ravishing Rachel but her frumpish sister Leah. When confronted, Laban, the father, feigns surprise at the “slight misunderstanding.” He then cons Jacob into more servitude to gain Rachel as well. Years later Jacob and his wives are the parents of...