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  St. Francis And The Angel

Drama by Thomas J Gardiner

16 pages

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 Francis understands what has r...

  Stone Congregation

Adult Anytime by

24 pages

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.

  Think Thanks

Thanksgiving by

30 pages

Everyone is sure to THINK THANKS when you stage this easily produced Thanksgiving program which includes a narrator's part, musical suggest


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 just over two hours. A beautif...

  Under His Direction

Skit by

44 pages

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 youth and adults, and don't b...

  Visitor

Comedy With Heart by Ev Miller

56 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 we handle what life sends ...

  Women of the Bible

For Women Play by

20 pages

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 w


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.

  Your Christianity Is Showing!

Skit by

30 pages

Here's a collection of eight hilarious sketches which look at Christianity from a different point of view. The sketches are designed to mak


Here's a collection of eight hilarious sketches which look at Christianity from a different point of view. The sketches are designed to make your audience laugh out loud, and at the same time look inwardly at themselves. Discover what happens when we really "fall into sin"; when men and women have their roles reversed in marriage; or when a gift of a Bible is presented without any strings attached. This collection is funny, entertaining and thought-provoking for all ages and groups. The skits range from 1 to 5 performers.

  Prayer Of The Patriot

Adult Anytime by

28 pages

Cast: Widely flexible.


Take a trip back in history and learn how prayer has helped create this great nation. With Jesus as our guide, join a confused office worker in discovering the faith of past patriots such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other well-known and many not-so-well-known patriots. With no scenery and just a few props, the focus is on the dramatic dialogue which includes excerpts from original speeches. Suggested songs for a choir enhance the mood of each segment of history. The powerful, surprise ending is a touching scene from the World Trade Center tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001. Give y...

  Real Love Will Wait

Anytime by

0 pages

3 m, 4 w, extras.


Jenny, a high school student, is on cloud nine. Dave Stone has asked her to the prom. Her girlfriends are all sexually active and have been pressuring Jenny to give up her old-fashioned Christian views on premarital sex. Then, on the day before the prom, Jenny's best friend tearfully confides that she thinks she is pregnant and her boyfriend dumped her when she told him. Michelle doesn't want Jenny to make the same mistake. Distraught, Jenny begins to question whether premarital sex is worth the gamble of pregnancy, disease, loss of reputation, or compromise of values. Her decision is...

  Sisters Of Jesus -Pmaster

Adult Anytime by

0 pages

3 m, 3 w, 2 boys, 1 girl


On this last day at home before Jesus begins his ministry, the family is charged with fear, bitterness, and resentmentùall directed against Jesus. Elizabeth, an unmarried sister, resents what she sees as her brother's selfishness. Deborah, a younger sister who is married and the mother of Nathan, fears how Jesus' plans will affect Mary, their mother. Their brother James feels bitter and destructive, especially since returning home after a failed attempt to live on his own. Another brother, Juda, a teenager and shepherd, feels rejected because Jesus refuses to take Juda with him. When Je...

  Messages From The Heart

Skit by Dewey W Todd

57 pages

2 to 14 flexible, with doubling.


Here's a wonderful collection. Special services include Easter, Minister/Staff Appreciation, Foreign Missions, Mother's Day and Father's Day. Also included are general plays designed to enhance any service. Is there really "The Perfect Job"? A mother learns what her most important attribute is in "The Greatest of These." Your heart will be moved in "Who Drove the Nails?" And let's just stop the "Family Feud" and get to church on time! Scripture narration and suggested hymns included. Some of these plays will make your congregation laugh and some will bring a tear, but all will point...

  Mothers Of The Bible

For Women Play by

28 pages

20 female roles, doubling possible.


Here are the stories of many mothers, some known, like Mary, Elizabeth, Ruth, and Naomi, and some not, like the wives of Noah and Job, who had a great influence on the course of human events. While women in Biblical times seemed to be just "things" to be owned, these mothers, with a love of their Lord, passed down lasting inherent goodness and courage to their children. In so doing, they helped to further Christian beliefs and moral standards. The various monologues, dialogues and group conversations show, in a conversational way, the depth, wisdom and love of these exceptional women. A ...

  New Minister's Wife

For Women Play by

23 pages

12 w.


It is the duty of the Ladies Society to officially welcome the new minister's wife, whom they have heard is dignified, formal, and used to the activities of a much larger church and town. The ladies, wanting to make a good impression, rehearse their speeches and songs so they will look "classy." In Scene 2, the minister's wife, meek, absent-minded, and in the throes of moving day confusion, answers the door with a picture frame hanging around her neck. The dumbfounded ladies give a completely garbled version of their program to their bewilderment and chagrin. Eventually they are all in ...

  Not My Son

Drama by Dolores Klinsky Walker

39 pages

3 m, 4 w


What does the Bible really teach about homosexuality? How can some Christians think it’s an awful sin and others welcome gays into church leadership? Sixteen-year-old Peter thinks he is gay, and he’s still hoping it’s not true, that no one will ever have to know he even suspected it. Peter’s father is the pastor of a church, his best buddy is the leader of the youth group. The world would end if they and Ashley, a girl who’s definitely attracted to Peter, found out. But bit by bit his secret leaks out, and then he isn’t the only one facing the dilemma of being gay and Christian. This play...

  One Doggone Wish

Comedy by Tim Kelly

64 pages

7 m, 15 w, optional extras


Coco is a lovable French poodle who dies of a broken heart after being DOGNAPPED! Every pooch in doggie heaven gets one wish, and Coco’s wish is to return to school on the day of the mid-term dance. Her former owner, a teacher named Steve Ritter, taught Coco to “sing” and he planned to have her entertain. Coco was anxious to make him proud. Keeper, the basset hound in charge of such things, grants the wish but sends two other dogs to keep an eye on Coco as French poodles are inclined to be somewhat frivolous. The two other dogs are Alice, a blood-hound, and R...