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CHRISTMAS SCRIPT One Starry Night 5 Sheep Version
by David Ian
11/18/06
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One Starry Night

© 2005 David Ian

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
Sheep #4: EDGAR
Sheep #5: BRIDGET

Stage: Bare.
Costumes: None

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


NEVILLE: Well, here we are.

NIGEL: Yep

EDGAR: And there they go.

NIGEL: Yep.

NEVILLE: Did any of ‘em stay behind?

NIGEL: Nope

BRIDGET: Just ran off, did they?

NIGEL: Yep.

EDGAR: Left us to fend for ourselves.

NIGEL: Yep.

NEVILLE: Just to wander around all alone.

NIGEL: Yep.

BRIDGET: No one to defend us from predators.

NIGEL: (pause) Nope.

EDGAR: ‘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, Edgar. Hello Bridget.

NEVILLE, EDGAR & BRIDGET (ragged overlapping): 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.

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

TRAVIS: Assuming we’d want to be found.

BRIDGET: Oh! There goes Henry again.

NEVILLE: Henry!

TRAVIS: Henry! Over here!

EDGAR: 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.

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

NIGEL: Yep.

BRIDGET: Abandoned again. 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 floorshow in the sky? WOW!

EDGAR: 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.

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

BRIDGET: (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.”

EDGAR: 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.

BRIDGET: 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, EDGAR, BRIDGET & 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 about sheep every now and then.

EDGAR: 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, EDGAR, BRIDGET & TRAVIS exit, lights down on NIGEL)



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Paula Titus  15 Dec 2007
This is a complete hoot! Loved the humor - Fantastic writing.
Val Clark 02 Jan 2007
Funny as! Short, sharp and to the point. Love the ending. yeggy
Joanne Sher  27 Dec 2006
Love it LOVE it, David! Too clever.
Amy Michelle Wiley  26 Dec 2006
Was this great, or what? Yup
collette mcfarland 26 Dec 2006
neat!!!! I know animals can talk, my pets talk to me all the time. signed: Dr. Doolittle.
Jan Ackerson  28 Nov 2006
David, once again, you've cracked me up. I'd like to use this for the Front Page Showcase for the week of Dec. 25. As my students would say, you're the bomb!
Don Beers 19 Nov 2006
Delightful, wonderful, insightful and vivid......I used to raise sheep and I can see 'em talking just like this!!! Write some more!!




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