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  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.

  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.

  God's Top 10 List

Skit by

48 pages

Cast: 2 to 7 flexible.


"God's Top Ten List" presents the Ten Commandments in a fresh light. The words written on stone tablets so long ago are brought to modern situations, such as a fender-bender, parent-volunteers on a school project, remembering the Sabbath and gossiping about some things that should be left unsaid. These ten skits hold a mirror up to the audience that allows them to laugh at their own shortcomings. Emphasis is placed not so much on the "Thou shalt not's", but on the "why's." The actors will enjoy presenting the humorous and ironic situations and will themselves learn through the experienc...

  Has The Trumpet Sounded?

Adult Anytime by

24 pages

3 m, 3 w


It's a routine Sunday morning biblical radio discussion on the second coming of Christ ... until the radio audience confuses the broadcast with the real second coming! Soon, huge crowds of listeners overreact by flocking to the cemetery to be ready to wave at their love ones as the dead in Christ arise to go to heaven. The Mayor, who has declared a citywide emergency to deal with the crisis, joins the radio broadcast to help bring order out of chaos. After listening to the panel discuss the issue, the Mayor is converted on the air. She now realizes that most of the crowd gathered at the...

  Heaven Help Us

Comedy by

31 pages

7 m, 5 w, 1 boy.


Alarm bells sound when Pastor Larry Bowman and his wife, Janet, find out the leader of their denomination, Rev. Grisham, wants to visit and use their three children as role models for his newest book. As loveable as they are, young Eric, Cherie and Cody are famous for their outrageous ideas and rambunctious behavior. Their antics especially seems to grate on the nerves of one of the church's more conservative deacons. To impress Rev. Grisham, the kids build an altar to use the youngest child as their sacrifice - following the example of Abraham and Isaac, of course! Hapless, hilarious, ...

  Jesus Who?

Sketch by Vinita Hampton Wright

36 pages

25 Sketches and Monologues for Christian Worship


These scenes and monologues are perfect for an evening of Gospel Theatre in the Chancel or as adjuncts to Sermons or even lessons in Sunday School. They place their characters in the present but the characters talk about their impressions of Jesus and His effect on their lives as if they were there with Him during His Ministry. Explore the feelings and perceptions of ordinary people whose lives have been dramatically changed. Some of them knew God in the wilderness others were healed by Jesus. Some are living today, learning about grace as they face life's tough issues. Two- to seven-m...

  Journey to the Big Sky

Comedy by Jack Weyland

12 pages

1 m, 1 w, 1 flexible


Al McCarty is an elderly construction worker on his first trip with his wife Lisa since his retirement. They’re camping in Montana, and though it’s been his dream to fish there, Al is bored. He misses his coworkers and the noise of the construction trucks. He’s even gone so far as to fix a toilet in the men’s restroom. When an angel in white overall appears telling him “It’s time,” Al is nonplussed. He demands the angel prove he has heavenly powers, and while they’re waiting for the “order” to go through, the angel gives Al a few options for his passing—from ...

  A Life Lent to the Lord

For Women Play by

24 pages

Script: 24 pages.


This collection of dramatizations will enhance a Mother's Day program or any women's ministry. From well-known Biblical women as Hannah, Mary Magdalene, Salome, and Mary the mother of Jesus, to modern day women, we see how God can work in each of our lives if we allow Him. Skits run from 5 to 15 minutes with different sizes of casts. Several have music suggestions. These easily staged skits can be used individually or together as a complete program.

  Light In The Fields

Anytime by Kathleen A. Holland

48 pages

Large, flexible cast including several children's roles. Doubling possible.


He first started preaching at age 16 in small English countryside cottages, carrying a lamp to light his way over fields. Soon the teenage preacher was invited to give a sermon in London. He was asked to "stay on" and for the next thirty years he preached to hundreds of thousands and built one of London's largest tabernacles even to this day. Now, more than a century later, the sermons of Charles Haddon Spurgeon continue to be spirtually meaningful. The life of this preaching giant is recreated here and even portions of several of his sermons are included.