A Collection of Skits
At last, nursery rhymes with a reason. Here are 15 skits, based on popular nursery rhymes and tales, with delightful new twists toward biblical lessons. For instance, "The Three Little Kittens" may have lost their mittens, but they end up dressed in the whole armor of God. In "The Grasshopper and the Ants," the grasshopper learns how important it is to make provisions for the future which explains why the ants collect the bread of life. In another, the Little Christian, like the little engine that could, finds he is rewarded for facing his challenges. These s...
Cast: 2 to 7 flexible.
The skits, mimes and monologues/readings in this collection of "anytime" material have been written for easy casting, short rehearsals and maximum impact. Topics covered include missionary boxes; witnessing; the afterlife; cultivating the Christian life; allegorical tales of obedience, power, beauty and teamwork; seeing through God's eyes; and the meaning of God's names. Often, the message is driven home with laughter. Most tales are contemporary (two are set in Biblical times) and most can be cast with either men or women (several feature many women). Use th...
2-8 actors per skit.
Here are a dozen humorous skits with messages that really hit home. "Salvation Lot" has a smooth-talking salesman with a deal for everyone. The "Evangelism 101" class has strong ideas on how to evangelize the world, but when an unsaved person crashes the class, we find out how dedicated they really are. "I'm the Victim Here" teaches friendship is more important than petty disputes. "Charades" has a good lesson on setting the right priorities in our lives. The heroine of "The Hole in my Heart" finds fulfillment can only come from Jesus. A man who is desperate ...
5 characters: 5M or 4M 1W or 4M 1B.
In Assisi, Italy, in the Thirteenth Century, Francis has gathered some followers in a primitive monastery. A boy appears at the gate and asks to speak with Francis, who has gone into the woods. Though poorly dressed, the boy is an angel sent to test the charity of the men and to expose the one who is a fraud. One monk, Masseo, is too foolish to recognize who the boy really is, and reacts to him with comic resentment. The Vicar, Elias, is too angry to treat the boy charitably, sending him away. Elias then lies to Francis about what happened to the boy, but Fra...
3 m, 5 w.
A very different type of play which may easily be produced by your youth group. Depicted as happening somewhere in the future, a boy and girl enter what was known as a "church." A guide takes a small tour through this church, and strange questions are asked. After they have left, the Stone Preacher comes to life to take part in the conversation. An entertaining, yet thought-provoking play. About 30 minutes.
Everyone is sure to THINK THANKS when you stage this easily produced Thanksgiving program which includes a narrator's part, musical suggestions, recitations, choral readings, audience participation, and two plays for performers, tots to teens. The play, "What Would Thanksgiving Be?" is for younger children who answer the question with pictures and rhymes. "Come, Ye Thankful People" is a play for teens which allows them to show a family with seemingly nothing to be thankful for just how full of thanksgiving their lives should be. Done in its entirety, it runs ...
3 - 12 actors per sketch
If you're looking for attention-getting drama to lead your group to a higher level of spiritual maturity, this is it. With a very creative twist, here's a powerful collection of both funny and serious sketches dealing with many issues that God's people face: temptation, service, gossip, attitude, a personal relationship with God, burn-out, and much more. The sketches are as convicting as they are entertaining. At the conclusion of each, all will know that the best answers to life's problems can only be found Under His Direction. These sketches are great for y...
Script: 48 pages
3 m, 2 w
Buck Howard is a successful author but his personal life has been marred by the loss of his wife. Howard blames God for this tragedy. He also begins to blame God for every minor ache and pain that comes along. Finally, God decides to confront Howard and visits him in the form of a dapper little man who is somewhat of a klutz. Everything he does seems to turn out wrong and the audience is left wondering just what kind of Deity this is. But is he the stumble john that he appears to be or is it all an act? This very funny play says something important about how ...
The lives of 16 well-known women of the Bible are described as each one poses in a life-sized picture frame. A wonderful addition to any women's day program, these narrative tableaux will bring alive those strong, special women who helped shape our Christian heritage including Miriam, Ruth, Esther, Elizabeth, Mary and Martha, Mary the Mother of Jesus, and others.
10 m, 5 w, 13 flex, extras, doubling possible.
Here's a collection of eight hilarious sketches which look at Christianity from a different point of view. The sketches are designed to mak
Cast: Widely flexible.
8 sketches for 3-8 puppets.