22 flexible characters, 12 with doubling.
This is a somewhat zany retelling of the traditional story of Jonah. Although enhanced with some extra characters and scenes, the theme and overall message hold true to the Old Testament Scriptures. Included in the story is Herald, the angel who acts as God’s voice and has the ability to turn up at unusual places and in unusual ways. In the opening scene a handful of fun-loving woodland creatures discover Jonah asleep, and bring in the right blend of seriousness when they realize he must be the prophet. Along the way Jonah interacts with some sailors who even...
5 m, 4 w, and optional 1 flexible
A small church is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new and as yet unseen pastor. But he’s arrived too early and instead of meeting the welcoming committee, Rev. Goode encounters a seemingly homeless man. The pastor immediately offers to help him, surprising the stranger who says he never before received that kind of consideration from the church members. Since the pastor is more interested in finding out what type of church he inherited than in making a good first impression, he switches place with the other man so he can observe firsthand how the church t...
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...
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...
Cast: Widely flexible.
8 sketches for 3-8 puppets.
3 m, 4 w, extras.
Script: 34 pages.
3 m, 3 w, 2 boys, 1 girl
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