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Moving Day
by Scott McKenzie
12/28/03
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Moving Day-An original skit written by Scott E. McKenzie


Characters:
Woman
Her Friend
Mover 1
Mover
(2f 2m,3f 1m, or all f)
Duration 2minutes



Scene: The skit opens with three boxes placed on stage L, C, R. Each box is labeled. The first box is open and a woman is rummaging through it. Her friend is continuing to help her pack.

Woman: (exasperated): Thereís so much here, I donít know what I should leave behind or what I should take with me. (She looks into the box) All of this is a part of who I am and what I have become. Itís a part of my past.

Friend: You have so many memories. I know that the last few years have been difficult ones. No one understands that more than I. (supportive) you have been a great neighbor.

Woman: Thank You. (She pulls out an old photo album and begins to cry as she looks through it). There is so much I need to take with me, but I also know that I cannot take it all.

Friend: That is true. You need to decide what to take with you and what you leave behind.

(She closes the first box and places it back on stage L. She moves to the second box)

Woman: In here are all of my office supplies. Who knew that I would end up being a lawyer? I am married now with two kids and a dog (She pulls out a picture and shows it to her friend) look that was taken at this yearís company picnic. (A smile creeps across her face) and yet there is still something missing.

Friend: I wonder what that could be?

(Two men in overalls, who are growing impatient interrupt the Friend).

Mover 1: Would you mind stepping over there maíam weíre on a schedule here.

Woman: I havenít opened the third box yet. I just want some more time.

Mover 2: We donít make time, we just deliver.

Woman: Please?

Mover 1: All right but we are on a tight schedule, so make it quick.

(The woman walks stage R and notices that the third box is noticeably smaller)

Woman: This was just here, I donít remember packing it, but it has my name on it.

Friend: Itís from me. Thought you might be able to use it. Besides I thought it might help you put things in perspective.

(The woman opens the box and reads the card that came with it. She reads):

Dear Lenore,

I know that you have difficulty with letting go of the past, and you are unsure of your life in the present, but look to me and be comforted. Fear Not for I am always with you.
Good Luck in your new home.
Always your friend
God

(She smiles and places the card back in the box. She pulls out a bible and opens it to Isaiah 40 vs. 28-31).

Woman: Thank you

Friend: Youíre welcome. (Smiles and exits)

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