The King David Show
Submitted by: Levi Category: Engaging in Our Community
The Big Idea
The King David Show allows kids to experience history as never before. Through comedic monologues, written and performed by Levi Welton and company, colourful props and thought provoking comedy, students and history buffs will encounter history through the eyes of those who created it. Following the performance, students can engage the character in a question-and-answer period. The "King David Show" is a one man performance about the life of the historic and famous King David. Through humor and on-stage props history "comes alive" and the audience learns about the life and stories of King David. Aimed at children, the show contains content and insights that are appreciated by all ages. The show is available to come to schools, groups or events and can be catered to crowds of all and any background.
Jewish educators are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to relay information to students. Information is best retained and absorbed by children through visual stimulation and involvement. Today, children are also seldom exposed to any stimulae that educate them about values and ethics in a positive manner. Much of the media exposure that they have does not touch on these types of issues. Las Angeles has a strong Jewish community with a parent body that would encourage and drive any attempt to instill good Jewish values and ethics into their children and expand on what is learned in the home. Through comedy, the King David Show has much success in achieving this. Kids become so intrigued by the life of King David and the character that Levi portrays, they understand the good that he accomplishes, and leave with a desire to live the values relayed in order to be the same type of good person.
This Is A Great Idea Because
In a world of heavy media influence, the live King David Show provides a fantastic means of relaying the values and ethics of King David and teaching kids how to live a good kosher life. Kids are enthralled and mesmorized by the costumes, props and their own involvement in the performance. Laughter and comedy, imagination and drama, are all well blended to make this performance one that the children and adults watching it will not easily forget. They leave the show with a greater knowledge about one of the most important and influential Jewish leaders and most importantly an understanding and appreciation about the values and traits that made him the person he was and the people that they would like to be.