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Thanksgiving

A Matter of Praise

Dur: 5min

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3N

A Reader's Theater script dealing with the subject of praise, seeking to define it and make its practice more understandable. May find uses in both a praise service or as a special Thanksgiving reading. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Beyond The Blue

Dur: 8min

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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)

 

Blessing in Disguise

 

Dur: 7min

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1F

A monologue in which a daughter is on the cell phone to her mother. Through a series of mishaps, she has missed her plane to get home for Thanksgiving, and she begins to question why God didn't answer her prayer to catch her plane. Finally her father gets on the phone and he is crying. He wasn't aware that she had missed her flight. He just saw a special report on TV that her flight had crashed with no survivors. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Consider the Birds - a Thanksgiving drama

Dur: 6min

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1M, 1F, 1C

Sydney is worried at the prospect of losing his job, and can't face the thought of a Thanksgiving service. (Author: Jim Hatherly)

Full or Thankful

Dur: 10min

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4M, 2F, 2C

A Thanksgiving lesson in contrasts. See Thanksgiving through the eyes of a hurried, harried family - then through the eyes of a poor but grateful man. (Author: Betty Jo Mathis)

 

Gratitude Games

Dur: 10min

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10M/F

A televised broadcast of the Gratitude Games pits contestants against each other as they vie for top spot in the overall demonstration of gratitude. When a grandma and her granddaughter stumble onto the field by accident - everyone learns something about being thankful. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Happy Thanksgiving

Dur: 10min

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3M, 2F

A daughter and her husband are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving with her parents.  The daughter has also invited her Uncle Charlie, her mother’s brother.  Her mother is not aware of this invitation.  The mother and her brother have not spoken for 7 years.  The daughter is hoping to bring about a reconciliation, however she has been unable to reach her uncle by phone to confirm that he will come.  The parents arrive and the daughter reveals that she wants to do something the family used to do.  Each person draws a name of someone else who is present and says something nice about that person.  Just as they are about to begin the doorbell rings and Uncle Charlie arrives.  There is a reconciliation, and then they all draw names again. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Hinderfella

Dur: 12min

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2M, 2F, 3M/F, 1C + V

The real son of a moderately wealthy family feels slighted when the family adopts two more children. His adopted brothers and sisters have learned the idea of being thankful, now they must help Hinderfella begin to understand how much he has to be thankful for. Setting and circumstances are altered in this revised look at a fairy-tale classic. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

It's Not About the Turkey

Dur: 15min

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4M, 3M/F

Three friends, aided by several prominent historical figures, discuss what they think Thanksgiving is all about. (Author: Jennifer Duncan)

Northside Gratitude

Dur: 12min

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5C, 1N

A group of orphan children discuss why they should be thankful and learn a lesson from a new boy who has hope in a Father he's never seen. (Glenn A. Hascall)

Not Getting What You Don't Want

Dur: 4min

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2M

Gilbert only wants to talk about his disappointments. He believes Charles is agreeing with him, but is Gilbert really listening to what Charles is saying. A lesson in Thanksgiving and contentment. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Snowbound and Outbound

Dur: 10min

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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)

Thankfulness

Dur: 5min

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4N

A Reader's Theater script of readings on the topic of thankfulness, taken from the New Living Translation. (Author: Cindi Grovhoug)

Thanksgiving Nic Nacs

Dur: 7min

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3M, 1F, 3M/F

Several characters used for decoration at Thanksgiving are finding themselves very ungrateful for their place in life. In a humorous way they learn that they have much to re-learn about being grateful. Suitable for either live cast or puppets. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Thanksgiving for Silas

Dur: 12min

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Up to 25C (can be fewer)

A group of kids attend an annual community thanksgiving dinner - none of them want to be there. They speculate on what it was like to have been a part of the first community thanksgiving meal in their town. The discovery of a journal tells them the story of a boy named Silas that helped everyone acquire an attitude of gratitude. (Glenn A. Hascall)

THANKS-Me

Dur: 12min

L

12C, 1M/F, 1VO

THANKS-ME, a learning machine, helps a class of children to understand the origins and meaning of Thanksgiving. (Glenn A. Hascall)

The Day Perception Met Reality

Dur:10min

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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 Right Reasons

Dur: 7min

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1M, 1F

A wife finds a very old diary in the attic and reads part of it to her husband.  It’s written by a frontier wife in the 1840s on their Day of Thanks. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Thanksgiving Turkey is Out There

Dur: 7min

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1M, 1F +V

Mulder is convinced that the thanksgiving turkey reveals another case of alien invasion. (Author: Christin Kuck)

Three Month Hope

Dur: 7min

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1F

This monologue takes a look at the one-year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks from the perspective of a mother whose child was conceived just before the World Trade Center attacks. She remembers the past and has a renewed reason to hope for a bright future. Suitable for Patriot's Day or other 9-11 remembrances. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

Yes, I'm Grateful

Dur: 7min

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3F, 1N

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)

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