The Impatience of Job: An Original Adaptation of the Book of Job

Michael Shelton mikshelt@msn.com 791550722107

ADVENTURE DRAMA EPIC FABLE FAMILY FOLKTALE RELIGIOUS

17th Century or Earlier

Michael Shelton

Logline

Designed as a one-man show telling the story of the biblical character Job in a way never done before. Telling his story from his point of view. Job’s story is the story of every person who has ever asked God “why” and been answered by a mocking silence. His is an attempt to make sense of life’s contradictions, of doing double-takes between the God he thought he knew and the God he came to know.

Genre

Adventure, Drama, Epic, Fable, Family, Folktale, Religious

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Sumeria, approximately 5,000 years ago. Flashbacks to travels from the Mediterranean to unknown lands, all the way to India.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: No

Starting Description

Following the biblical narrative, Job, a farmer, military leader, explorer, community elder, is faced with multiple inexplicable disasters. His questions of his spiritual world are criticized by all and lead to a fantastical close encounter with the God of the universe.

Ending Description

The narrative flushes out the supernatural encounter in the Whirlwind between God and Job. Followed by Job's restoration and his reflective question "Was I right about everything?" When God agrees Job's criticisms of Him were right. In the finale, Job is greeted b

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Job

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Outspoken, Adventurous, Aggressive, Desperate, Perseverance, Underdog, Unapologetic, Aspiring, Blunt, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: God

Age:

Gender:

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Power-hungry, Sarcastic, Secretive, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Blunt, Complex, Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: The 3 friends of Job

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Religious, Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

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Logline

Designed as a one-man show telling the story of the biblical character Job in a way never done before. Telling his story from his point of view. Job’s story is the story of every person who has ever asked God “why” and been answered by a mocking silence. His is an attempt to make sense of life’s contradictions, of doing double-takes between the God he thought he knew and the God he came to know.

Short Summary

Following the biblical narrative, Job, a farmer, military leader, explorer, community elder, is faced with multiple inexplicable disasters. His questions of his spiritual world are criticized by all and lead to a fantastical close encounter with the God of the universe.


The narrative flushes out the supernatural encounter in the Whirlwind between God and Job. Followed by Job's restoration and his reflective question "Was I right about everything?" When God agrees Job's criticisms of Him were right. In the finale, Job is greeted b

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Job

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Outspoken, Adventurous, Aggressive, Desperate, Perseverance, Underdog, Unapologetic, Aspiring, Blunt, Complex

Character 1

Name: God

Age:

Gender:

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Power-hungry, Sarcastic, Secretive, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Blunt, Complex, Confident

Character 2

Name: The 3 friends of Job

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Religious, Sarcastic

Supplemental Materials

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