Issues/slice-of-life

Note: For obvious reasons, the durations against each script are only very approximate.

Key:
L
= Generally lighthearted;
D
= Drama;
H
= Heavy

N=Narrator; M=Male; F=Female; C=Child; M/'F=optional Male or Female; VO=Voices only; V=Vary to suit needs

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A Perfect Guy

Dur: 7min

D

2F, 1M

Two girls in the audience at a taping of 'Home Improvement' discuss their own experiences with having and not having the perfect guy. (Author: By Fred Lane)

A Fair Cop

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 1M/F

A police officer wants to 'plant'; evidence to incriminate a person he is convinced to be guilty of drug-dealing. (Author: John McNeil)

A Devil of a Date

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 3M/F

Four very un-angelic characters set out to destroy the dates of some humans. (Author: John McNeil)

A Great Gift for Dad

Dur: 7min

D

2F, 1M

It's the weekend of Father's Day, and 2 sisters are going over the normal Father's Day stories.  This year, things are different because they both are leaving home...one is getting married and the other is going to college.  This year all dad wants is their presence. (Author: Fred Lane)

A Raging "C"

Dur: 7min

D

2F

Yolanda's life is out of control, but her mother - who has been there before - understands, and finds a way of reconciliation. (Author: J'son M. Lee)

A Taxing Question

Dur: 5min

L

2M

Two friends discuss the pros and cons of paying taxes. (Author: James Jack)

A Thousand Horses

Dur: 45min?

D

3M, 3F

Anne has been overly protective of her handicapped son to the detriment of her marriage. She herself has reached the breaking point when she finds help from an unexpected source. (Author: Nadine Laughlin)

A Time To Die

Dur: 7min

D

2F

Two sisters in the back yard of family home reminisce about their childhood and talk about the future. One of them is terminally ill and very afraid of dying. (Author: Joanne Miller)

A Will To Give?

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 1M/F

Why do we need to be a giving people? In this slice-of-life drama, a successful but bitter businessman discusses his will with his lawyer. (Author: John McNeil)

Absolutely, Mr Gallagher

Dur: 7min

D

2F, 1C

Shelly is a typical teenage girl, questioning the validity of her mother's morality. Her mother, having grown up a generation earlier and now a parent, still clings to some of the "old ways", although she is not fully able to tell why. Challenging the idea that there is even such a thing as a moral absolute, Shelly - while out shopping with her mother - suddenly finds herself the victim of a purse-snatcher. (Author: Steve Munson)

Airplane

Dur: 8min

D

4M, 4F

When a group of teenagers start back home from camp, one goes missing. Echoes of the story of Jesus as a young boy, when he is found to be missing from the travel party returning from Jerusalem. (Author: Bob Lang)

An Old Shovel

Dur: 7min

L

4-6F

At a bridal shower, a grandmother's strange gift is the best gift of all. (Author: Fred Lane)

And Then There Was One

Dur: 7min

D

3F

A story of betrayal: 2 best friends talking at school about guys they are dating, are approached by a third who reveals that she has heard a secret about one of these girls. One of the best friends, who was the only one the other had told a secret to, has told this secret to someone else, who in turn has spread it around the school. (Author: Fred Lane)

Apres Gospel

Dur: 1min

L

2M

How to dismiss the relevance of the Gospel. (Authors: Pete Smithies & Andy Lund)

Bad Report

Dur: 7min

D

2F, 1M

Sean’s report card was very bad, and his mother is at her wits end dealing with him and tells a friend that she wishes she was childless...her friend reveals that she lost a child and would give anything to have him back. (Author: Fred Lane)

Because of You

Dur: 5min

D

1M

A monologue from the perspective of a man in his 30s remembering a bride who was taken from him by illness. He is having a conversation with his wife at her graveside a year after her death. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Behind the Wall

Dur: 7min

D

3M, 3F, 1M/F

Violence in the family is portrayed in this short skit. Note: This script is intended to go with the Tracy Chapman song "Behind the Wall" from her album entitled Tracy Chapman. (Author: Frank Irace)

Best Friend

Dur: 7min

D

1F

Monologue by a woman who had an illegitimate baby. Today is the birthday.  She is celebrating the day with her best friend: a bottle. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Beyond The Blue

Dur: 8min

D

2F

Months following her mother's death, Marianne is sorting through her mother's things. Her task is to get the house ready for a tenant, something she's dreaded. (Author: Mary Anne Brannon)

Bills, Bills, Bills

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 1F

Jo and Lisa are submerged in bills. A fairy godfather grants them a wish for more money, but it comes at a price. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Birds of a Feather

Dur: 5min

D

2F, 1VO

A teen and her mother have an argument about the teens’ friends. Her older sister is able to lovingly get the same point across without an argument. (Author: Vivian Watts)

Blind Date

Dur: 5min

L

1M, 2F, 2M/F

The play is set some time in the 1980s. A boy and girl have been set up for a blind date, but because of their insecurities talk themselves out of it. (Author: Kerrie Polkinghorne)

Bricktaker

Dur: 7min

D

3M, 1F, 4M/F

What if mankind were created with pouches as part of our anatomy. As we went through the day these pouches either increased or decreased in weight depending on the people we met and the circumstances that came our way. If this were so would you be someone who added a load to your fellow man, or would you be someone who helped to ease the burden? (Author: Frank Irace)

Building for the Present

Dur: 20min

D

1M. 2F

A man in a coma in the intensive care unit of a hospital is visited by different people in his life.  As his visitors speak to him -- not knowing whether he can hear -- it is clear that he has repeatedly rejected God in his life. (Author: Tom Woodley)

Burger and Fries

Dur: 2min

L

1VO, 1F

The phone rings and one who is trying hard to stay away from too much food finds themselves in a difficult situation when they receive a call from a rogue hamburger. (Author: Benjamin J. Stephens)

Can't Buy Me Love

Dur: 7min

D

2F

Two girlfriends are comparing notes on their boyfriends. One is a freshman in college, and her boyfriend/fiancee is an upperclassman and is always broke...she has to pay for everything. The other is a high school senior, and has a boyfriend that always buys things for her because she is worth it. They both realize that their situations are similar, in that neither is happy because of money. (Author: Fred Lane)

Change Indigestion

Dur: 6min

L

2M/F

Change is too stressful for some. This office worker can't even handle the change a vacation represents, let alone the changes he finds on his return. (Author: E.C. Mason)

Choosing a Future

Dur: 7min

D

2M, 1F

A couple visiting a retirement planner cannot agree on the best way to provide for their future. (Author: Greg Brook)

Circle of Love

Dur: 7min

D

4M

Uncle Henare was rescued from the gutter as a street kid. Now he devotes his life to helping kids who are not making it....including his own daughter. (Author: John McNeil)

Clayton Friend

Dur: 8min

D

2M, 1F

A brother and sister are faced with the problem of how to react to a friend who has it all. Why shouldn't they have a piece of the action, too? (Author: John McNeil)

Clean Up This Joint!

Dur: 7min

D

3F

Three women at the beach bring their own approach to care of the environment. (Author: Derek Wenmoth)

Cocoon

Dur: 8min

L

1M, 1F

A man’s wife comes home to find him lying on the couch completely wrapped in a blanket (his cocoon).  He has had a  horrible day and has decided to withdraw from the world rather than face any more failure.  The more she tries to help the worse it gets. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Conspiracy Theory

Dur: 5min

L

1M, 1F

A wife accidentally breaks her husbands toe in a nasty bowling incident, but instead of apologizing she finds ways to convince herself that it really wasn't her fault. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Cryonics

Dur: 7min

D

3M, 1M/F

Cryonics offers the hope that people can be frozen and then brought back to life at some time in the future. But what might be the result when the first cryogenically preserved person is revived? (Author: John McNeil)

Dad's Inheritance

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 2F

Two very different sisters are at odds about who should inherit what and when they should get it. As can be expected, the father has something quite different in mind, far better than the riches we think we want. (Author: Stan Peal)

Dear Ann Landers

Dur: 12min

D

1F

A troubled woman writes to a newspaper advice column to get help on several areas of her life. (Author: Tom Woodley)

Dennis the Menace

Dur: 7min

D/L

1M, 1F

Dennis knows Christians are supposed to visit the sick, but has all the wrong approach when he meets Mrs Reid, an elderly lady who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Author: Greg Brook)

Desperate Money

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 1M/F

Bob is in financial difficulty. The bills are piling up and so is the stress. He is unwilling to talk about it or admit that he needs help, misleading his wife as to the seriousness of the situation, causing marital problems. He tries to maintain the pretence that his family is well off so others will not realise the difficulties they are in. In his desperation he is open to deception and falls for a scam, the results of which make things worse. (Author: Murray Shadbolt)

Did You See What She Just Did?

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 1F, 2C

A couple with a child sees a friend of their child (boy or girl) steal a variety of small toys from their child). This scene becomes a mirror for the dad who has a hard time accepting what he sees. (Glenn A. Hascall)

Dining Out

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F, 1M/F, 3C

A drama to be performed at a Valentine's banquet for married adults. Describing what it really is like for couples who are also parents of small children and how "this too shall pass." (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Dinner Time

Dur: 8min

L

1M, 1F, 1N

A narrator tells a story which is acted out by a man and his wife.  They progress from newlyweds to a couple with young children to empty nesters.  Each stage is illustrated by the dinner table, which changes from romantic to chaotic to sublime. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Don't You See Me

7min

D

4F + V

Two ladies talk about a single young woman named Tasha who is holding her infant daughter. She tries to act as though she doesn't hear what they are saying, but their words hurt her deeply. The women remain blissfully ignorant of their own self-righteousness. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Double Date

Dur: 7min

L

3F

Two sisters scheme how to attract a guy they each like - unfortunately, it's the same one. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Easy Does It

Dur: 9min

L

2M, 1F

A man & his boss discuss how to handle certain employees when giving out Performance Appraisals.  One employee in particular needs to be handled with kid gloves.  The boss gives some tips, which are not understood by the man and he proceeds to “gently” destroy the employee’s sense of self worth. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Exasperating Daryl

Dur: 7min

D

2M

Daryl and John are spending an afternoon fishing together, but their goals seem to be different. Daryl feels superior to John who is older and seems to have less "things". In the end Daryl isn't quite as sure that he's as rich as he thought. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Expectations

Dur: 8min

L

2M, 2F

A husband and wife visit with their friend Brooke and her new boyfriend. They all have expectations, which don't necessarily match. (Author: Meg Cullip)

Extreme Makeover

Dur: 5min

L

5M/F

A series of clients visit a makeover clinic with various requirements. One, however, needs a makeover on the inside rather than the outside. This skit was written to introduce a five week sermon series on the book of James called "Extreme Makeover." (Author: Melinda Cousins)

Faithfulness

Dur: 3x4min

L

3M, 3F, 1C

Three short sketches illustrating how people are unfaithful to each other in everyday life. NOTE: The script can be performed in its entirety, or each scene can stand alone. (Author: Andy Campbell)

Family in Reverse

Dur: 5min

L

1M, 1F, 2C

A typical (?) family evening, except that the parents are played by children, and the children are played by adults. (Author: Caroline Campen)

Family Secrets

Dur: 60min?

D

5M, 3F

Sixteen-year-old Toni struggles with depression which her successful, self-reliant family refuses to acknowledge. When she rejects everything she's been taught, her mother, father, and older brother are forced to examine their own lives. A long-hidden secret surfaces. Will this drive the family apart? (Author: Nadine Laughlin)

Father's Day

Dur: 6min

L

3M, 1F

A new husband is worried whether he is ready for fatherhood. (Author: Tom Zander)

Faulty Foundations

Dur: 6min

L

3M, 3F

Talk show format with three legendary guests whose fame or success is revealed to be built on faulty foundations. (Author: Steve Munson)

FedEx

Dur: 5min

L

2M, 2F

A single woman, who is never satisfied with the men in her life, mail orders a guy. (Author: Fred Lane)

Final Destination

Dur: 6min

D

2M/F

This airline believes that you can go anywhere that they feel like telling you where to go. The underlying theme is that there is truth, even in a postmodern world that tries to convince us that everything is relative. (Author: Daniel Guilliot)

Financial Independence

Dur: 7min

D

2M, 1F, 3M/F

A script based on Proverbs 28:20. An infomercial is being played live to introduce a new way to gain financial independence. Charlotte Young visits with guest Highly Successful and we learn more than we wanted from Highly. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Firm Foundations

Dur: 10min

D

3F

An elderly lady opens the family album, which she has not looked at in years, and as she remembers we see flashbacks to episodes in her own life and that of her sister. Each sister has high ambitions for a life with a solid foundation, but, as the old lady reflects, each life in its own way has ended in failure. (Author: Susan Irvine)

Four Horsemen

Dur: 6min

D

3M/F

A mime/dance, based on Revelation 6:1-11, Matthew 24:1-14, and 'Mars', the 1st movement from 'The Planets', by Gustav Holst. (Author: John McNeil)

Friend or Foe

Dur: 10min

D

2M

Two male co-workers in a conversation at work.  One of the men was promoted over the other, who was in line for the promotion.  Honesty gives way to cooperation. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Fun and Games

Dur: 8min

D

2F

Kate has just got a job teaching in the school system, and has invited Amy, her friend, to help her set up her classroom. When they go into the classroom, Amy realizes that this is the same classroom she had for homeroom in the 9th grade. Further, she remembers that it was here that she and her friends taunted a lonely boy, who later committed suicide. (Author: Fred Lane)

Get A Life!

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F, 1M/F

Guests in a TV gameshow can choose what kind of lifestyle they would like, from education to the car they drive. But there is a cost. (A takeoff of the British gameshow 'Moment of Truth'.) (Author: John McNeil)

Get Wise!

Dur: 7min

D

2M, 1M/F, 1C

No-one acts too wisely in this drama, in which events turn full circle. (Author: John McNeil)

Go and Sin No More

Dur: 20min

D

2M, 2F +V

Dinah is talked into having an abortion by her boyfriend, but realises afterwards that she has made a terible mistake. Leaving the abortion clinic she is harassed by protestors, but rescued by someone who sees beyond her situation. (Authors: Maggi Normile and Jen Klunk)

God the Matchmaker

Dur: 8min

L

2M, 5F, 1M/F

Adam and Eve had it easy. But finding a partner these days can be very difficult. (Author: Warren Judkins)

Good News & Bad News

Dur: 8min

L

1M, 1F

Mother goes to speak with her son’s teacher at the teacher’s request.  Teacher thinks child is “out to get him” when, in reality, the child loves the teacher. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Goodness

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F

A young man and his wife debate whether karma or God is the source of good. (Author: Andy Campbell)

Grandmamma

Dur: 7min

D

1F

Grandmamma reminisces about the way her two sons turned out. One committed suicide, and the other is dying of AIDS. (Author: J'son M. Lee)

Handling Him

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 1F

A young couple discusses discipline; only it applies to her grandfather who is living with them, which is not evident until the end. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Honeymoon Hotel

Dur: 8min

L

6M, 3F (Scope to edit parts)

Different expectations of love are contrasted through the eyes of several honeymooners (and one non-honeymooner). (Author: John McNeil)

Hope for What

Dur: 6min

D

2M/F

When we lose sight of God's purpose for our lives, it is easy to be swayed by what we see in the world. We can be depressed by how dim our lives look in comparison with the glamour of Hollywood, and the beautiful people. On the other hand, we can smothered by the huge amount of sadness and destruction in the world. Either way doesn't leave us with much hope. In this drama, Susan and Jane are left in a difficult spot when they see the state of humanity, without understanding the real situation. (Author: Kristen Gatenby)

How To Instal Love

Dur: 7min

L

2 M/F

A Customer Services Representative gives computer style instructions in how to instal love. (Author: unknown) A German translation of this script is available by clicking here.

Hypocrisy at Home

Dur: 4min

D

2M/F

Two people are on the phone to each other. One is asking advice of someone they respect. The other is not what he appears to be - nice on the phone and then covering the phone to shout at the family. (Author: Judith Twani)

I Am Not!

Dur: 5min

D

1M, 1F

A husband returns home from work to find his wife angry with him. (Author: Marc Harrison)

IALAC

Dur: 5min

D

4M, 3F, 1M/F

When people put us down, they tear pieces off our IALAC (I Am Lovable And Capable) badge. (Author: John McNeil)

Icky Pulp

Dur: 4min

D

1M, 2C

A teenager is forced to reconsider how he's treating his younger brother after he receives the same impatient treatment from his father. (Author: Gene Sessa)

If I've Told You Once

Dur: 7min

D

2F

As a daughter tries on her wedding dress, she confesses to her mother her doubts about marriage. Her mother, who has always been painfully sacrificial to her husband and family, counsels her daughter on the duty of sacrifice in a happy marriage. (Author: Susan Irvine)

In My Head

Dur: 10min

L

3M, 2F, 1N

An illustration of the need for wisdom beyond one's own mind to make decisions and handle problems. (Author: Scott Phillips)

Incapable

Dur: 25min

D

4M

Four close friends are separated on the cusp of High School. They vow to remain friends no matter where they live and to meet up again after school. Fifteen years later the four of them reunite by chance on a plane on a trip to Los Angeles. During a stop over in Hawaii each of them reveal how life hasn't really been what they had expected or hoped it to be. Note: This play was written for an audience of 16+ as it deals with some pretty big issues. Ultimately it looks at how God is the only one in life who always cares. It also deals with cultural relevance, virginity and bisexuality (all in a Christian context), but keep your audience in mind when performing this. Basically nothing that isn't addressed in any school playground (or classroom) today. It's challenging, funny and hopefully touching. (Author: Lachlan Meurer)

Indulging Sister Edna

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 2F, 1VO

Margaret is praying over a blessed rose petal, praying into a sacred cloth and sending money to Sister Edna's Telerevival in hopes her prayers will get answered and a certain boy will ask her to the Prom. (Author: Stan Peal)

Is That Your Final Answer?

Dur: 12-15min

L

6M/F

A game show featuring the devil as "Regis" from the TV game show "Who wants to be a Millionaire". The man on the game show trades away everything really important in his life for all the things he thinks are important. (Author: Denise Peterson)

It Just Wasn't Enough

Dur: 5min

D

1M/F

Why am I still empty after trying to find significance in temporal things? (Author: Jennie Bell)

It's Not My Fault

Dur: 10min

L

1M, 1F

Jimmy has a very convoluted explanation for how come a shirt has a burn hole. Theme: The importance of personal responsibility. (Author: Kenny Blade)

It's Really Not Our Problem!

Dur: 3min

D

2M/F

Two passers-by spot a house fire, and debate whether they should get involved. (Author: Alden Frye)

Just a Minute

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F

A woman is trying to get her husband to leave his team’s big game and come with her to their parents wedding anniversary.  He convinces her to go ahead without him, promising to be “right behind her”.  She calls him on his cell phone a couple of times only to discover that he is still watching the game. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Just Do It

Dur: 6min

D

1M, 1M/F

How can a loving God allow such suffering in the world? A high-powered business executive argues that there can't be a God, or He would not stand back and just watch it happen. (Author: John McNeil)

Just One Question

Dur: 8min

D

2F, 1M

Stephanie and Adam are interrupted in the middle of inappropriate dating behaviour by a mysterious woman, who gives Stephanie much food for thought. (Author: Sheila Liljeqvist)

Lead Us Not....

Dur: 7min

D

1M

The ways in which addiction to pornography can overcome us are portrayed in this mime. (Author: John McNeil)

Life (mime)

Dur: 4min

D

4-6 M/F

Eat, sleep, work, party. Then Death. Surely there is more to life than just this? (Author: Julia Weaver)

Life for 4 Voices

Dur: 6min

D

2M, 2F

A slice-of-life drama looking at dysfunctional relationsips, and contrasting the Christian and secular communities. (Author: John McNeil)

Like Mummy and Daddy

Dur: 6min

D

2C

Two children playing "Mothers and Fathers" conclude their tea party by acting the same way as their parents. (Author: John McNeil)

Louisiana Bones - Ultimate Journey

Dur: 40min

D

2F

Louisiana Bones, adventurer and archaeologist, is searching for the "glorious riches" written about in her grandfather's journal. With student and friend Katie by her side, Louisiana goes on a journey that requires physical, emotional, and spiritual strength. Note: This script was written for a women's conference with the theme "Strength for Life's Struggles" based on the scripture Ephesians 3:14-19. The conference seminars were divided into a woman's various areas of life: Physical (domestic violence, self-defense), Emotional (relationships, communication), and Spiritual (how Christ can make a difference in these areas). (Author: Becky Heffner)

Martian Sketch

Dur: 6min

L

2 M/F

A journalist from Mars is not impressed with the development of life on planet Earth. (Author: Andy Lund)

Mates, Episode 1 - The One with the new flat mate

Dur: 10min

L

1VO, 1M, 2F

Mates is a series of sketches that are a spin off from the popular sitcom, FRIENDS. While not directly Christian based, they are designed to tackle moral issues that are related to Christianity. In this, the first episode of Mates, Tom discovers the importance of rules. (Author: Tom Bullock et al)

Mates, Episode 2 - The one with Simon the Superhero

Dur: 14min

L

1VO, 3M, 2F

Mates is a series of sketches that are a spin off from the popular sitcom, FRIENDS. While not directly Christian based, they are designed to tackle moral issues that are related to Christianity. In this, episode of Mates, Lucy-Ann and Tom realize that they do not need to be superheroes or super-powers to be happy and content. (Author: Tom Bullock et al)

Mates, Episode 3 - The One with the Girlfriend

Dur: 7min

L

1VO, 1M, 2F

MATES is a series of sketches that regularly appear in the MIX services at Preston Road Church (Yeovil, Somerset, England). They are a spin off from the popular sitcom, FRIENDS. While not directly Christian based, they are designed to tackle moral issues that are related to Christianity. In this episode, issues of faithfulness are explored. Tom';s girlfriend is unfaithful to him and "Parcel Farce" do not keep their promise to Lucy-Ann. (Author: Tom Bullock et al)

Mates, Episode 4 - The One With Too Many Toms

Dur: 8min

L

1VO, 2M, 2F

MATES is a series of sketches that regularly appear in the MIX services at Preston Road Church (Yeovil, Somerset, England). They are a spin off from the popular sitcom, FRIENDS. While not directly Christian based, they are designed to tackle moral issues that are related to Christianity. This episode of Mates is about issues of discrimination and inclusion. The flatmates are much happier when they are ALL included in a Chocolate Party.  (Author: Tom Bullock et al)

Mates, Episode 5 - The One with the Chavs Next Door

Dur: 7min

L

3M, 2F, 1VO

MATES is a series of sketches that regularly appear in the MIX services (contemporary worship) at Preston Road Church (Yeovil, Somerset, England).  While not directly Christian based, they are designed to tackle moral issues that are related to Christianity.  This episode of Mates teaches its audience to 'Love thy neighbour'.  (Authors: Tom & Cressida Bullock)

Mates, Episode 6 - The One with the Broken Friend Machine

Dur: 8min

L

2M, 1F

MATES is a series of sketches that regularly appear in the MIX services (contemporary worship) at Preston Road Church (Yeovil, Somerset, England).  While not directly Christian based, they are designed to tackle moral issues that are related to Christianity.  In this episode of MATES, Tom learns the importance of developing friendship. (Authors: Tom & Cresside Bullock)

Mates, Episode 7 - Fully Rely on Sarah

Dur: 8min

L

2M, 1F

Based on "F.R.O.G." (Fully Rely On God), this episode of MATES compares fully relying on God to relying on one of the flatmates.  Rory and Tom find that Sarah can be relied upon, even if it may not initially appear so. (Authors: Tom & Cressida Bullock)

May I Help You

Dur: 8min

L

2M/F

A woman goes to renew her driver’s license.  The county clerk is a stickler for following ALL the rules to the letter.  The woman finally gives up in frustration.  Both roles could be played by men or ladies. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Mind Over Matrix

Dur: 6min

D

2M, 2M/F

A multimedia presentation based on the film, The Matrix, which asks questions about the nature of reality. References to the encounter of Jesus and Nicodemus. (Author: John McNeil)

Mine

Dur: 6min

D

3M, 3F, 4M/F, 1N

A sketch about possessions. Watch the fast-forward life (from beginning to end) of a woman who loved her things more than anything else. (Author: Peggy Barnell)

Mom Doesn't Have To Know

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 2F

This story follows the sins of the father to the sins of a daughter - both suffer the consequences of sexual impurity. (Benjamin J. Stephens)

Money Can't Buy

Dur: 8min

L

1M, 1F, 1M/F, 3V

A huge win in the lottery brings a new set of trappings for Bob, but his unhappy lifestyle doesn't change a bit. (This script is mostly mime, with just a couple of small speaking parts.) (Author: Andre Harden)

Mowing Down Cats!

Dur: 10min

D

1M, 1F

The loss of a cat's tale to a lawn mower has been the source of conflict between two brothers all their lives. (Author: Michelle Pitman)

No Need of Friends

Dur: 7min

D

2M

Tim invites Andy to a party, but it's only when he gets there that Andy realises he's the only guest. (Author: Greg Brook)

Not my Plan

Dur: 7min

D

2F

Mother and daughter argue over whether an abortion is the best answer to an unplanned pregnancy. (Author: William Ramsay)

Old Baggage

Dur: 6min

D

2F

A woman has been carrying the grief of a twin brother's death for years. (Author: Christi Hamilton)

Operation Tall Justice

Dur: 5min

D

6M

Operation Tall Justice is put into place after a threat of terrorism. What will be the final response? (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Outcasts

Dur: 12min

D

1N, 2M

Our lives can be changed radically in a few moments, or by events that we did not expect. This script contrasts the condition of the leper in Biblical times with a modern day prisoner. Both are outcasts, in need of understanding and healing. Adapted from “The Ultimate Outcast” by Max Lucado in The Touch of God. (Author: Chrystal Sanders)

Outta Control

Dur: 3min

D

1F

An envelope holds the key to bringing some control back into this mother's life. (Author: Christi Hamilton)

Paid in Full

Dur: 7min

D

1M

A sacrifice of love brings an end to a long-standing feud between two families. (Author: John McNeil) A YouTube video of the author performing this script can be seen here. A version of this script with a female narrator is available here: Paid in Full - the Mother's Story (adapted by Kathy Ratchford).

Paul Nochio

Dur: 9min

L

3M, 1M/F

A take-off of a familiar tale. In this case the person who lies gets a stuffy nose. (Glenn Hascall)

Pay Day

Dur: 6min

D

2M

When there is a mistake on Peter's paycheck, he must decide what the right thing to do is. When Clark sees his act of integrity, he realizes that there is something to this Christianity thing. (Author: Phil Quinn)

Perfectionism

Dur: 5min

L

1M, 1F

A wife's need to tidy the house threatens the start of a vacation. (Author: Marc Harrison)

Perfect Partner

Dur: 7min

L

2M

An amusing look at two guys discussing the search for the ‘perfect’ partner. (Authors: Simon & Sue Kingham)

Phone Chat

Dur: 7min

L

5F

By the time a phone conversation has passed through four hands, the message gets pretty distorted. (Author: John Cosper Jr)

Planning Ahead

Dur: 12min

L

1M, 3F

It is New Year's Day and a young couple is gazing at their brand new baby in the hospital nursery.  They talk of the coming year and what expectations they have.  Meanwhile his mother and her friend are at home talking about their memories and the new grandma’s expectations for the coming year.  They don’t exactly line up with the new parents’ dreams. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Practice Makes Perfect

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F

A young man tries to ask his friend’s sister to marry him.  She doesn’t even realize that he likes her but thinks he is just her brother’s friend.  He never is able to get up enough nerve to give her the ring he has for her. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Priorities - Right

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 2F, 1VO

When a mom works more and more to gain the attention, admiration and a possible promotion from her boss, her family pays the price. When confronted with a choice, what will she do? (Author: Terri Savage)

Promises, Promises

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F

A couple is writing their resolutions for the coming year.  He reads hers first and discovers she has made hers a bit more realistic this year.  She reads his to discover that his resolutions are all things he enjoys doing anyway.   He figures why not make resolutions you know you can keep. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Rejected

Dur: 60min

D

4M, 3F

John comes from a dysfunctional family, all of whom have known a lot of emotional pain. His pain leads him into making a series of bad choices. (Author: Cleveland O. McLeish)

Recharge Those Batteries!

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F, 1C, 1M/F

A businessman tries various methods to reduce stress, all with unfortunate results. (Author: John McNeil)

Recycled Lives
Recycled Lives (German version)

Dur: 8min

L

2M, 1M/F

Darryl, a man with very low self-worth, goes to a dealer in second-hand lives to see what he can get in exchange for his failures. (Author: John McNeil) A German version of this script is available.

Red Dress

Dur: 8min

D

2F

Brenda and Carmen are two very good friends who have known each other for several years.  Both girls are planning to go to a school club dinner at a very nice restaurant.  Act 1 is set in Brenda's bedroom and Carmen finds and asks to wear Brenda's red dress. Act 2 is on the phone and Brenda reneges on the agreement on the day of the dinner. (Author: Thomas Grubbs II)

Reincarnation

Dur: 6min

L

2M/F

The world's increasing population poses problems for the belief in reincarnation. (Author: Pete Smithies)

Requiem

Dur:6min

D

4F

A slightly surrealistic play in which four women endlessly question why they died. (Author: Sheila Liljeqvist)

Reunion

Dur: 6min

D

2F

A woman waits by the phone for a call from someone who has greatly hurt her in the past. Can she bring herself to forgive him? (Author: Giacinta Fidele)

Rosie

Dur: 12-15min

D

1F

Rosie is a 'bag Lady'in a big city. She has had a rough life, and owns only what she has in her cart. This drama is meant to be used with 2 movie clips from Home Alone II. (Author: Fred Lane)

Search for the Hero

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F, 2C

Search for the Hero : What's life really like for the middle-aged super-hero with family responsibilities? How does he balance the need to spend time with his son with the demands of his job? There's a surprising answer. (Author: John McNeil) Note: A PowerPoint and video version of this script is now available on CD.

Second Chances

Dur: 12min

D

4F

A play about purity. Two scenes going on simultaneously on opposite sides of the stage. Both scenes are conversations between two girls. In each scene one of the girls is trying to help the other girl from making the same mistakes she had done in her past. (Author: Bonnie Harrell)

Services Rendered

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 1F, 1+C

Rick is upset that a door-to-door salesman would suggest that he allow him to bring someone over to the house who would swear in front of his family at no charge. But Rick discovers he has been using this service for a long time. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Sex For Dummies

Dur: 9min

L

1M, 1F

A husband whose sexual relationship with his wife has been less than satisfactory tries to improve it by following a plan outlined in a book. (Author: John McNeil)

Shaylen

Dur: 6min

D

2F

Loneliness and the difficulty of breaking into cliques is explored in this play for teens. (Author: Hannah M.)

Shrinking Your Schedule

Dur: 8min

L

2M

In a counselor’s office. The patient is distressed by his too-full schedule. As his visit with the counselor proceeds, we come to the realization that the counselor is the one with real problems. He is interrupted and distracted all along the way. The patient is just hoping for some example, some model to follow, and the counselor is clearly the wrong person. It ends with the visit being cut way short and the patient recognizing he needs some other help. (Author: Sherm S. Nichols)

Snowbound and Outbound

Dur: 10min

D

4M, 3F

Passengers on a metro bus stuck in the snow are hesitant to talk at first, then fall into a competition about whose life is more difficult. The only one not complaining turns out to be the one with the most to lose. (Author: Stan Peal)

Someone Should Do Something About That

Dur: 5min

D

1M, 1F

A husband and wife struggle with the burden of world events. What are "they" going to do about it? (Author: Kristen Gatenby)

Stay Strong

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 1F

A man (or woman) struggles with an intense craving.  He has obviously been to meetings about how to deal with this situation.  He reads from his notes and tries to do some of the things he’s been advised to do in such a situation.  Finally he realizes he needs more help and calls his friend from Chocoholics Anonymous. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Steamed Up

Dur: 4min

L

1M, 1F

In this mime, a husband and wife who are at odds with each other find romance rekindled as they do the ironing. (Author: John McNeil)

Stormy's Forecast

Dur: 3min

L

2M/F

A severe weather update has just been issued; Stormy Kendall is a meteorologist who doesn’t seem willing to take his responsibility seriously. Designed to be a springboard to discuss responsibility. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Storytime

Dur: 7min

D

2M, 2F

All of the kids are writing creative stories and Eddie's story, laced with fantasy and violence is acceptable, but Laura's story about a girl praying to Jesus brings unacceptable imagery into the classroom. Chris has written a violent story as well, which the teacher finds acceptable until she realizes it came from the Bible! (Author: Stan Peal)

Suffer The Child

Dur: 7min

H

1F

A mother caught up in the loss of both her husband and child copes with her grief by denying that both have happened. In an alternate version, the mother talks to her dying child in hospital. (Author: John McNeil)

Superman on the Yesterday Show

Dur: 7min

L

2M

Superman talks with host about living life without fear.  Script ends with Superman clinging to chair because of fear of a mouse in the room. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Suspicion

Dur: 10min

D

4M

Smithson has been the star player on the rugby team for years, but now Murphy is attracting the headlines. Smithson soon finds evidence Murphy is trying to take all the glory for himself, but is the evidence really there, or is Smithson imagining it all? (Author: Greg Brook)

Taking Offence

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 1F, 1M/F

Two neighbours at loggerheads with each other try mediation to settle their dispute. (Author: John McNeil)

Taking Notes

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 1F

A man is seeing his psychologist to work on his anger/impatience problem.  She has rightly sensed that his anger/impatience is mainly caused by having to wait in situations beyond his control. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Taste and See

Dur: 5min

D

2M

Many people haven't taken the time to experience Jesus for themselves and are quick to judge. This skit shows how we can speak out to challenge how others look at creation. (Author: David Simmons)

Teenagers!

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F, 1M/F

Two parents who go to a counselor for advice about their teenager discover he's actually quite normal. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Temptation

Dur: 5min

L

2 M/F

A little thing like a slice of pie can prove a big temptation. Can Fred resist? (Author: Denise Busenitz)

That Lie

Dur: 7min

L

2M/F

A dramatic monologue in which the actor tries to shake off the effects of a damaging (but unspecified) lie that was told to him in the past. This monologue is short but quite demanding on the actor. (Author: Jeremy Moodey)

The 50-yard Line

Dur: 7min

D

5M, 1F

In this skit, Ed has tickets to the big game, but no transportation. His friend Larry was supposed to pick them up so they could go to the game together, but ran into an old high school friend, Tina. As Ed desperately tries getting another ride, Larry and Tina make plans to get the tickets from Ed and go to the game instead. (Author: Terri Savage)

The Abortion Play

Dur: 10min

L

5M, 2F, 1M/F

With a cast of thousands (well, all right then, eight). A drama illustrating the end result of liberalising abortion and euthanasia on demand. (Author: Neil Dodgson)

The Aeroplane

Dur: 5min

L

1M/F

A satire on evolution. (Author: Derek Wenmoth)

The Book

Dur: 4min

L

2M

Andy's book on death languishes for lack of a vital ingredient! (Author: Andy Lund)

The Bully

Dur: 7min

L

1C, 1M

A mime in which a nasty bully tries to knock a little girl off her path to school. (Author: Jeremy Moodey)

The Chat Room

Dur: 4min

D

3M/F

Two users in a chat room are discussing the latest on-line petitions to help restore morality to the culture. On-line addiction is alluded to as is the need to interact with real people. Encourages the engaging of culture in more personal ways. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

The Chair

Dur: 5min

L

5M/F

Illustrating how we get curious about sin, so we try it, but then we become stuck in sin and cannot get out. (Author: Julia Weaver)

The Circus of Life

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 1F, 5M/F

A satire on the rat-race. (Author: John McNeil)

The Crisis Zone

Dur: 9min

D

2M, 1F

Crises come in many forms...and so do our responses. What would be your reaction to this domestic situation? (Author: Dan Wilson)

The Danger of Riches

Dur: 10min

L

2M, 1F, 1M/F

Sometimes when God gives us a blessing, we come to expect the blessing all the time, and then forget who gave it to us. (Authors: Daniel & Christin Kuck)

The Dangling Conversation

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F, 3M/F

(In memory of Dr. Seuss) This is a very fast paced, high energy skit about the difficulty of communication. A wife wants to talk to her husband, but he is evasive, and various "Cat in the Hat" style characters keep popping up to intervene. (Authors: Paul & Daia Martinez and Casey & Chrystal Sanders)

The Date

Dur: 8min

L

2F

A mother and young teenage daughter are at home after school. The daughter tells mom about a school dance coming up. The girl has to ask the guy to the dance.  She wants to call a boy she really likes & invite him.  Mom encourages her to do so. When she finally calls she gives him all the information except her name. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Day Perception Met Reality

Dur:10min

L

2M, 2F, 1VO

One morning Judy meets three sets of parents, but which set is her real parents and why hadn’t she noticed them before? A lesson in gratitude and contentment. (Author:Glenn Hascall)

The Decision

Dur: 10min

D

2F

Two girls, Deana and Amy, are discussing the Monica Lewinski interview by Barbara Walters. Deana is a rules-oriented person, and Amy is a personal rights advocate. They eventually confront the difference between rules and rights and the basic problem of authority. (Author: Fred Lane)

The Fan Club

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 2F + V

An engaged couple is having an argument over her best friend.  The bride thinks her friend is not doing all that she should.  The groom knows he is taking the bride to a surprise shower given by the friend. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Gleeman

Dur: 90min-120min

D

9M, 2F, 1M/F, 5C +V

A classic 'good versus evil' drama. The Gleeman is a travelling player, a juggler, who enthrals the children of the town when he arrives. Only a young woman and a crippled boy appear to understand his real intentions, but what they can do against far stronger forces? This full-length fable has echoes of The Pied Piper, but roles are somewhat reversed. (Author: John McNeil)

The Goodbye

Dur: 4min

D

1M, 1F

Sitting at a bus stop, a friendship is bonded. One is starting anew, one is a seasoned veteran with the bus routes. We find that at the end, this small meeting has made a difference, and even though one will no longer be there, they will be missed. (Author: Ronn Gordon)

The Great Outdoors

Dur: 8min

L

1M, 1F, 2C

A family of 4 goes on a camping trip.  Dad’s aim is to bring the family closer together.  He thinks this is happening when in reality each member is doing his or her own thing. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Handyman

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F

A neighbor is always helping out so the lady next door decides to say thank you with an ice cream cake, which she has made especially for him.  After a light hearted exchange about some of the projects he has helped with over the years he reveals to her that he can not eat the cake because of his cholesterol and his wife just found out she is lactose intolerant. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Inside Story

Dur: 7min

D

3F, 1M

A widowed mother and her two grown daughters are clearing out the attic in preparation for the mother's move to a smaller home. The task underscores the resentment the older daughter feels toward her sister. (Author: Mary Anne Brannon)

The Interview

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 2F

A woman applies for a job that appears to require almost superhuman capabilities. As the interview progresses, we realise it is what mothers do all their lives. (Author: Cooper Family)

The Ladder

Dur: 6min

L

3M/F

The hopelessness of modern man is considered in this surrealistic play. (Author: John McNeil)

The Log

Dur: 7min

H

2M, 1F

A workaholic husband can't see that he has contributed to his wife's alcohol addiction. (Author: Chris Wyatt)

The Next Friends

Dur: 9min

L

2M, 1F

A skit on the importance of finding true friends. (Author: Scott Phillips)

The P.T. Barnum Code

Dur: 5min

D

2M, 1F

A barbed look at both the Da Vinci Code and some Christians' responses to it. (Author: John Cosper)

The Prodigal Father

Dur: 6min

H

1N

Once upon a time a father ran away from his two sons. There were tragic consequences, but there is hope at the end. This can be done as a monologue, or a mime with narration. (Author: John McNeil)

The Question

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 3M, 1M/F

A young Christian man struggles to work out God's purposes in his life as he goes from one personal 'tragedy' to the next. His friends also struggle to give him godly advice about a God who does not seem to care. (Author: Cameron Smith)

The Pensioner and the Mission

Dur: 7min

D

1M/F

The pensioner goes to the City Mission to share in the community Christmas dinner, but even the hard work of the Mission staff to provide a happy occasion cannot disguise his loneliness. Although written initially for Christmas, this script could be adapted for year-round use. (Author: John McNeil)

The Procedure

Dur: 7min

D

1F

A monologue that follows the musings of a nurse only recently hired at an abortion clinic and why she decides that she can't stay. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

The Rest Room

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 3F

A mother locks herself in the rest room and refuses to come out until her family agrees to do their share of the work around the house. (Author: Fred Lane)

The Rise and Fall of Sir Jaspar Hardmaster

Dur: 10min

L

3M, 1F, 1C

A script done in the style of a silent movie melodrama. In which our heroine is saved from the clutches of a wicked landlord with the help of a ministry which aims to give resources to the poor. (Author: John McNeil)

The Script

Dur: 10min

D

1M, 1F

A little bit after the style of 'Waiting for Godot', two characters discuss the nature of reality and the point and purpose of their lives. Are they real, or just scripted characters in someone else's play. (Author: Will Klotz)

The 70s Skit

Dur: 7min

L

2F

Daughter's new fashion find brings a blast from the past! The more things change the more they remain the same. (Author: Christin Kuck)

The Shelter

Dur: 7min

D

2M, 1F

The reactions of three survivors of a nuclear attack - sheltering in a fallout shelter - to the disaster which has just entered their lives. (Author: John McNeil)

The Spouse Centric Marriage - 1. Date Night

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 1F, 1N

This humorous script is part 1 of a five-part series. It focuses on setting time aside for just the two of you. Additional part is Chuck's buddy Bubba. How this scene ends is determined by the audience. (Author: Bill Hamilton)

The Spouse Centric Marriage - 2. Communication

Dur: 5min

D

1M, 1F

Part 2 of a five-part series. Two people desperately want to share their day with the other, but neither finds the other willing to listen to them. (Author: Bill Hamilton)

The Spouse Centric Marriage - 3. Conflict Resolution

Dur: 5min

D

1M, 1F

Part 3 of a series on marriage issues. A disagreement has been simmering for several weeks between Emma and Chuck, without resolution. (Author: Bill Hamilton)

The Spouse Centric Marriage - 5. Conflict Resolution

Dur: 5min

L

2M, 1F

Part 5 of a series on marriage issues. Chuck and Emma are off to a relative's wedding. Will harmony prevail? (Author: Bill Hamilton)

The System

Dur: 8min

D

1M, 2M/F

Three people give three different perspectives on the immigration system, and the need to immigrate. The objective is to impart a sense of hopelessness in the entire system, and for the audience to wonder what the real solution is. (Author: Alistair Brown)

The Undertaking

Dur: 7min

D

2M, 3F

Neil has let his friend Jeff down but is sure he can make it up to him. However, Jeff dies unexpectedly, and what can Neil do then? He tries everything he can think of but is powerless to wipe the slate clean between themCharacters:  Neil: has let his best friend, Jeff, down and tries everything to make it up to him when he dies unexpectedly. (Author: Greg Brook)

The Visit

Dur: 7min

D

2F

An elderly woman lives for the visits of her daughter. (Author: Judy Sadler)

The World According to Mrs Brown

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 1F

Ralph Lindstrum works too hard. It takes the unique outlook of the cleaning woman to help him get his priorities straight. Theme: Ignoring the things in life that are the most important. Good Father's Day Sketch. (Author: Christin Kuck)

Things That Make You Go "hmmm!"

Dur: 5min

L

1M, 1F

A script that follows an all-too-familiar scenario; a man is reading a newspaper when his wife is trying to talk to him. Sure, there's talking, but is he really listening? (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Thinking of You

Dur: 5min

D

1M, 1F, 1M/F

A father remembers a son he's never met and a son wants to know more about the man who only wished life for him. (Author: Benjamin J. Stephens)

Those Who Live By The Polls

Dur: 10min

L

2M, 2F

The mayor is up for re-election and doesn't want to do anything without first checking the polls to see what the voters think about it. But is he too busy checking the polls to perform his other duties, such as instituting the proposed Civil Defence earthquake plan? When an earthquake does strike, he discovers too late that you can't win on every poll. (Author: Greg Brook)

Time to Trade Up

Dur: 8min

D

1M, 4M/F

Jeff arrives at People's Life Lot, ready to trade in his old life for something better. Lou, the salesman, offers him a chance to "trade up" to one of three new models: the major league baseball player, the corporate executive, or the regular Joe. After realizing that these don't really fit his needs, Jeff asks "What's so special about the regular Joe?" After listing qualities like peace, patience, love, kindness, community, and others, Jeff is convinced that the regular Joe must be a high priced model, only to find that the cost has already been paid. Plays like a comedy, with a Twilight Zone feel. (Author: Paul Tate)

Tonight's the Night

Dur:7min

L

1M, 3F

A family is addicted to gambling on the numbers. (Author: Derek Wenmoth)

Toyshop Evolution

Dur: 8min

D

3M/F

When the toyshop closes at night, all the toys wake up. The Rabbit, who's convinced she's more intelligent than the rest, tells the others of an amazing discovery she's made: that toys have evolved, rather than being created. She can answer any objections the others make, so ... it must be true, mustn't it? (Author: Greg Brook)

Venting Feelings

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 1F + doll or 1C

A ventriloquist is forced to face issues of dealing with truth and his unsatisfactory relationship with his wife. (Author: John McNeil)

Waiting in Line

Dur: 3min

L

3M, 2F, 1M/F

A skit on unemployment, with echoes of Luke 17:11-19. (Author: John McNeil)

Watch This!

Dur: 4min

D

2C

One young kid teaches another about the truth of creation. (Author: Gary Hubbard)

Weaving a Web

Dur: 8min

D

2F, 1M

A woman in an unsatisfactory marriage looks for love on the Internet. (Author: John McNeil)

Wedding Plans

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F

A bride comes to Pastor’s office for counsel for “irreconcilable” differences between her and her fiancee. (Author: Joanne Miller)

What Did I Do?

Dur: 7min

L

3F, 2M

A woman, who is an amateur actress, tells an absorbed co-worker that she got a part playing an abused wife who divorces her husband.  Suddenly all kinds of rumors, most of them untrue, are flying at work about abuse, beatings, and even attempted murder. (Author: Joanne Miller)

What Do They Call Us?

Dur: 7min

D

7+ M/F

Five babies discuss life on the outside from their mothers' wombs, unaware they are waiting to be aborted. (Author: Frank Irace)

What I Want

Dur: 7min

D

2M

Life's disappointments and longings are summed up in this exchange between a diner and a greasy-spoon waiter. (Author: Conrad Weaver)

What's Your Game Plan?

Dur: 6min

L

3M, 1M/F

Two game show contestants vie to see who is the best prepared for Y2K. (With echoes of the parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins and the Parable of the Rich Farmer.) (Author: Mike Orlowski)

Where's Daddy

Dur: 4min

D

1M, 1F

When Danny drops in on his girlfriend Carnie he comes face to face with his own failures in this short drama on absentee fathers. (Author: Benjamin Stephens)

Wherefore Art Thou?

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F

The balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet draws different responses regarding romance from a husband and wife. (Author: Marc Harrison)

Who Needs It?

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 1F

A father and his daughter are looking at old photos when they find one of her brother. The discussion turns serious as they relive some very hurtful experiences. The daughter just cannot bring herself to forgive her brother even though he is a potential donor for a transplant that she needs. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Why Doesn't God Do Something?

Dur: 8min

D

3F, 2M/F

The theme of compassion is examined as two friends finish a day's shopping. (Author: Derek Wenmoth)

Why Me?

Dur: 5min

D

2M, 1F

A man who has suffered great loss asks 'why me?' (Author: James Jack)

Why Tangi?

Dur: 6min

D

3M

The need for the full grieving process, through the eyes of 3 Rugby players. (Note: 'Tangi' is the Maori word for a wake, or funeral. 'Why Tangi' can also be a pun on the Maori word 'Waitangi', which means 'weeping waters'.) (Author: Derek Wenmoth)

Wind from Ramah

Dur: 30min

D

2M, 3F, +V

Rejected by her husband of seven years in favor of her younger sister, Leah takes extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of the embryos she and her husband, Jake, left in storage after an unsuccessful attempt at in-vitro fertilization. She arranges for a memorial service for the non-viable embryos at the church that her family attended when she was a child. There she meets the church's Pastor, who comes to her assistance when she subsequently learns that she has cancer and needs to tell her ex-husband and sister, Rachel, about the existence of their children. (Author: Vera S. Scott)

Worry Works Wonders

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F, 2M/F

Albie A. Worrywart, financial advisor is here today to help you with all your financial worries. His motto: 'Worry works wonders'. At his invitation, various worried people come up to the microphone to be advised on the advantages of worrying and signing up for his financial package. (Author: Susan Irvine)

Yes, I'm Grateful!

Dur: 7min

D

3F, 1M/F

Rosie is bitter and angry about her broken leg. She complains and is very selfish about her situation, not realising that Janet's offer of help comes at great cost. (Author: Michelle Pitman)

You Are My Sunshine

Dur: 10min

D

2+F, 1M, 2M/F

A mother relives the life of her daughter from infancy to adulthood to her early death. (Author: Jessica Tutini)

You Do The Crime

Dur: 7min

D

2M, 1F

Phil is unsympathetic to law-breakers - until it's his turn. (Author: Derek Wenmoth)

You're Not Too Late

4min

L

2F

This script can provide a humorous way to encourage couples to register for a church sponsored marriage retreat using famous and unfamiliar characters from Wonderland. Could also be modified to be a Valentine's Day script. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

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