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Summary: The consequences of mankind’s selfishness and free-will, along with God’s response to it, are explored.
Style: The script begins in a light-hearted way, but delivers a serious challenge.
Duration: 4min
Actors: 2M/F
Characters
‘Give’ (representing God)
‘Take’ (representing mankind).  

Script

G:    My name’s GIVE
T:    And my name’s TAKE
G:    I give ...
T:    ... and I take.
G:    Do you want some ...
T:    YES
G:    And some ...
T:    THANKS
G:    And how about some ...
T:      GREAT
G:    I give, and s/he takes.
T:    S/he gives, and I take.
G:    Have a world ...
T:    THANKS
G:    Have the wonders of nature ...   
T:    WOW!
G:    Have harvest and plenty ...
T:    GREAT
G:    Have brains and intelligence ...
T:    THANKS
G:    Have emotions and feelings ...
T:    WOW!
G:    Have pleasure and perfection ...
T:    GREAT
G:    Have some rules to help you use it all properly ...
T:    Pardon?
G:    Have some rules to help you use it all properly ...
T:    Yes, I heard you the first time.
G:    Don’t tell me that’s something you can’t take.
T:    Actually, I’d prefer to take my own way, if you don’t mind.
G:    I do mind; but even though it hurts, I’ll give you your own way.
T:    And I’ll take it.
G:    I know you’ll mess it up.
T:    No, I won’t.
G:    I’ll be there to help.
T:    I don’t want you.  Go away and leave me alone.

[Pause]

G:    You’ve gone quiet.  Where are you hiding?
T:    It’s all gone wrong, as you knew it would.  Have you come to gloat?
G:    I’ve come to help.
T:    [sarcastically]   How can you help?
G:    I’ll take the punishment for all you’ve done wrong.
T:    I can’t give you that.
G:    Take it from me, there’s no other way.  Receive new life.
T:    I can’t take that.  It’s costing you your life.
G:    Receive my love.
T:    I can’t take that.  I don’t deserve it.
G:    Know my forgiveness.
T:    I can’t take that.  I’ve hurt you so much.
G:    I want to give you it all.  Why won’t you take it?

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© Copyright Ray Markham 1999, 2010, all rights reserved. The script may not be reproduced, translated or copied in any medium, including books, CDs and on the Internet, without written permission of the author.
This play may be performed free of charge, on the condition that copies are not sold for profit in any medium, nor any entrance fee charged. In exchange for free performance, the author would appreciate being notified of when and for what purpose the play is performed. He may be contacted at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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