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CHRISTMAS SCRIPT One Starry Night
by David Ian
02/22/05
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One Starry Night


Scriptures Referenced:

John 1:29
Isaiah 53:6
Matthew 18:10-14
Luke 15:4-7
Luke 2:10-12

Sheep #1: NEVILLE
Sheep #2: NIGEL
Sheep #3: TRAVIS

Stage: Bare. Costumes: None

AT RISE: NEVILLE and NIGEL are DC looking out towards the audience.


NEVILLE: Well, here we are.

NIGEL: Yep

NEVILLE: And there they go.

NIGEL: Yep.

NEVILLE: Did any of ‘em stay behind?

NIGEL: Nope

NEVILLE: Just ran off, did they?

NIGEL: Yep.

NEVILLE: Left us to fend for ourselves.

NIGEL: Yep.

NEVILLE: Just to wander around all alone.

NIGEL: Yep.

NEVILLE: No one to defend us from predators.

NIGEL: (pause) Nope.

NEVILLE: ‘Spose it could be worse.

NIGEL: Yep.

NEVILLE: (concerned) I assume they’re coming back sometime, don’t you think?

NIGEL: (long pause) Yep.

(enter TRAVIS:)

TRAVIS: Hey Neville.

NEVILLE: Hey Travis.

TRAVIS: You okay, Nigel?

NIGEL: Yep.

TRAVIS: Looks like we got stranded up here while they all went running off downtown.

NEVILLE: How about that, huh?

TRAVIS: You know, it’d serve ‘em right if we all just got up and scattered around this hillside.

NEVILLE: (snorts) It’d take ‘em weeks to find us all.

TRAVIS: Assuming we’d want to be found.

TRAVIS: Oh! There goes Henry again.

NEVILLE: Henry!

TRAVIS: Henry! Over here!

NEVILLE: Henry!

TRAVIS: Dumb sheep. Mark my words, he’ll get lost again.

NEVILLE: Yeah, then the shepherd’s gonna leave us to go and find him.

TRAVIS: Abandoned. Happens every time.

NEVILLE: There’s a lesson in there, somewhere, I think.

NIGEL: Yep.

NEVILLE: Maybe we ought to bring it up at our next union meeting, do you think?

TRAVIS: Yeah. (pause) How’s everyone else taking it?

NEVILLE: As good as can be expected, I suppose. They’re a little frightened and confused mostly, but it’s dark, so everyone’s just pretty much settling in for the evening.

TRAVIS: Confused? I should think so. Did you get a look at that floor show in the sky, though? WOW!

NEVILLE: Yeah, that was pretty spectacular.

NIGEL: Yep.

TRAVIS: I mean, the whole heavenly host right in front of us, that was something else!

NEVILLE: Can’t get anything like that in downtown Bethlehem, noooo sir.

NIGEL: Nope.

TRAVIS: Much better than "Phantom of the Opera" or "Cats".

NEVILLE: (mutters) "Cats". Yeah, that one’s overrated.

TRAVIS: (confused) Did you catch everything that lead guy said?

NIGEL: Yep.

NEVILLE: Not really. I mean, Gladys just kept carrying on, so I couldn’t make out a word. All I heard was “Fear not” and then it was just hysterics from then on out.

(pause)

TRAVIS: But what a closing number, eh? “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

NEVILLE: Very inspiring!

NIGEL: Yep

TRAVIS: Can hardly blame the shepherds for running off and seeing what it was all about. Looking for an encore, I’d imagine.

NEVILLE: Wish we could have gone along. Would have been nice.

NIGEL: Yep.

TRAVIS: Well, come on, let’s go join the others. I guess that ‘s what we’re best at.

(NEVILLE & TRAVIS turn to go off)

NEVILLE: --Figures it all had to do with Men. I mean, wouldn’t it be nice to have some grand announcement for sheep every now and then.

TRAVIS: Yeah, “grand announcement about sheep”. That’ll be the day!

(They are almost off)

NIGEL: Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

NEVILLE: Nigel? Did you say something?

NIGEL: (pause) Nope.

NEVILLE: Oh.

(NEVILLE & TRAVIS exit, lights down on NIGEL)









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Marsha Sue Pitman 02 Apr 2009
I liked this alot! Can just picture it with those Serta Sheep! A fun read with a great ending punch line! Good job!
KJ Rayl 05 Jun 2005
I love this! What a wonderful and creative perspective to write from.




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