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  The Rehearsal

Drama by Earl Reimer

24 pages

2 m, 4 w


A drama troupe is preparing a play about Charles T. Studd, a missionary to China, India and Africa from 1880 to 1930. Andy, one of the actors, challenges how relevant the play is to today and in the ensuing argument makes a surprising discovery. Suitable for touring. About 35 minutes.

  Silent War

Reader Theatre by Clete Melick

20 pages

4 m, 2 w


Here is a perfect play to introduce children to the Underground Railroad. Designed as a Reader’s Theatre, "The Silent War" is a story of three slaves – and eight little mice – who escape to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Uncle Amos, Belle, and Buck Henry, all slaves on a Kentucky plantation, didn’t plan to escape until they met Zakary, a Bible salesman and abolitionist. He shows them the way to cross the river into Ohio and from there travel north to other stations. Along the way, the three slaves are helped by other dedicated abolitionists including...

  Twenty-Five Cent Ministry

Adult Anytime by Lisa Johnson

33 pages

Approx. 3 m, 8 w, 1 flex. Doubling possible.


A simple but bright orange robe, discarded years earlier and now found at a church bazaar sale, makes an incredible journey of ministry. Trisha buys the robe for twenty-five cents, and on a wild whim, wears it to meet her daughter's future in-laws. She gives the "lucky" robe to them and it provides a comic moment, one which leads to them talking again to get their marriage back on track. Soon they give the robe to Chyna, a lonely newcomer at church. Hard to miss while wearing the robe, Chyna meets new friends and she soon gives it to Jackie, who is ill. The r...

  Who Wants Eternal Life?

Adult Anytime by Pat Hines

23 pages

3-4 m, 4 w, flexible extras as singers


Five contestants vie for the grand prize of eternal life in this special game show takeoff, "Who Wants Eternal Life?" The funny contestants embody certain personality traits, and as the game proceeds, they lose and leave the stage until only one wins the grand prize. The message of salvation is heard not only in word but also in song as singers perform during specially designed breaks to serve courses of the meal. Little rehearsal is needed as actors can have scripts hidden at their game-show podiums. Super easy and super fun. About 35 minutes.

  Words By Fanny Crosby

Adult Anytime by

36 pages

8 m, 5 w, or 4 m, 9 w, extras.


This play with music recreates the life of Fanny Crosby, a special woman who blessed our world by writing the words to more than 8,000 hymns. She felt her lifetime of blindness brought her closer to the heart of God. Actual events - some humorous, others sad, a few even tragic - surrounding the inspiration for her most well-known hymns are dramatized in this easily staged portrait of the blind poetess whose words, poems, and lyrics continue to be sung by millions around the world today. Let your actors, choir, or congregation sing the suggested hymns which this remarkable woman wrote. A ...

  Allegiance

Adult Anytime by

39 pages

5 m, 5 w


It is the future, a time when it is illegal to own a Bible or to proclaim any faith in Christ. The West family are true Christians. When their older friend Anna gives them a picture of Jesus, they are delighted, yet aware of the dangers of having it in their home. Even more distressing is the immediate threat of Anna's arrest. The government has ordered all those who refuse to deny their faith and refuse to pledge allegiance to the government to be put to death. After the soldiers take Anna away, the family knows they will probably be next. They wonder -- will their faith be strong en...

  And Also Much Cattle

Adaptation Biblical by Raleigh Marcell

29 pages

11 roles with any combination of Men/Women in the Chorus.


A clever adaptation of the Old Testament Book of Jonah. Ease of staging, flexibility of cast, faithfulness to the original text, humor, theatricality and relevancy to today's world help to make this adaptation one which will interest any theatre group. The script follows the story of "Camel-trader, potter, jack-of-all-trades yet expert in none" Jonah as he is called to save a people for whom he has nothing but hatred. After attempting to elude his calling, Jonah reluctantly does God's bidding. His transformation from potter to Prophet is successful: he saves people. But does he save hi...

  Beyond All Cost

Drama by Thomas J Gardiner

51 pages

14 m, 1 w, 1 child (can be doubled to 10 actors)


The play tells the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor who led the resistance to Hitler in the German church. Narrated by his friend Eberhard Bethge, the play follows Bonhoeffer from his early years as a seminary professor, to leading his students to organize an underground seminary and distribute clandestine anti-Nazi literature, and finally to his joining the secret unit of German military intelligence plotting the death of Hitler. Arrested by the Gestapo, Bonhoeffer is sent to prison, where he is visited by relatives and his fiancée in a poignant scene. In a poetic chorus, his ...

  Christian Orchestra

Sketch by Arnold Johnston

46 pages

Flexible cast and performance time


The Christian Orchestra contains sixteen sketches which dramatically expose the key principles of correlated Scripture passages. The sanctity of life, sectarianism, prayer, the Holy Spirit, parenting and growth in grace are among the topics featured in the sketches.

  Clotheslined at Gumption Gulch

Melodrama by Brian Sylvia

50 pages

6 m, 3 w


Hard times have come on Gumption Gulch and Grandma Gertie Parker is forced to open a clothes-washing service to earn extra money. Even Sheriff Gideon Gumption is “moonlighting” (though the term has him totally baffled) at the stagecoach office and a local lunch spot. Grandma Gertie’s old nemesis has sent her two boys, Luther and Ulysses Bragg, to town to put Gertie’s laundry service out of business as payback for an old feud. Add in a possum-farming brother and sister couple (Elrod has a serious case of “the anxieties”), a blacksmith who dreams of being a com...

  Clowning Around

Clowns Puppets by

0 pages

Script: 33 pages.


Here are six clown skits which cover subjects ranging from Christmas and the Fruit of the Spirit to how to talk to God. Even creation is not safe from the clowns' crazy interpretation of the six days (and what God did on the seventh!) in "A Very, Very, Very, Very, Very Long Time Ago." Created with ease of presentation in mind with minimal cast and prop requirements. #3019M - CLOWNING AROUND

  Ducks at 35,000 and Other Plays

Drama by Richard T. Young

67 pages

2 m, 2 w or 8 m, 8 w


All four of the these plays involve a woman and man who are strangers to each other until happenstance causes them to meet in a confined space. Through self-disclosure their lives touch and perhaps change. Each play uses the stage “gimmick” of being able to hear the characters’ thoughts as well as their spoken words. Although the themes are on the serious side there is much humor. In "Ducks At Thirty-Five Thousand," a young man who is planning a suicide and a young woman who is planning an abortion meet on an airliner. As he finally reveals his plan, her reac...

  Fathers & Sons

For Men Play by

17 pages

2 m, 1 teen, 1 boy.


A young father holds his infant son, contemplating the son's future...and the father's influence on that future. A short, one-act play that takes both father and son on a journey into the future. A future full of innocence, shared victories, growing disobedience and emotional distance, crisis, reconciliation and ultimate hope. Humorous yet truthful, this is a perfect selection for your Father's Day event. It explores the unique relationship between a father and son, and how the future, so easily affected by the past, can be changed through faith and trust.

  Father's Voice

For Men Play by

15 pages

From 1 to 7 men.


Here are two skits and a monologue that will enhance your Father's Day program. In "The Worth of a Father" Peter Saint from station W-O-R-D will humor you, as well as make you ponder what the role of a father is from God's eyes. "Father's Love" is a heartwarming monologue about a young soldier who shows the love of Christ to his sergeant. In "The Dueling Dads," Kenny B. Mediocre and Arthur Christians debate the importance of a father and his priorities. These skits can be used individually or all together with a program built around them. A must for your next Father's Day service.

  From Hearth To Heart

For Women Play by

17 pages

Three 5-7 minute skits that will enhance any woman's program.


God has gifted women to be keepers of the hearth where friends and family gather for food and conversation in the traditional center of the home. The three drama skits in FROM HEARTH TO HEART demonstrate how women use their homes as a base for spiritual growth, ministry and missions. But of course, no woman is perfect, and the poignant lessons of "Share and Prayer," "Mary and Martha" and "The Wild VBS Bronco" allow the audience to chuckle at themselves while gaining valuable spiritual insights geared to today's busy lifestyles. Simple sets.