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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Our Mutual Friend (not about the book) (09/15/11)

TITLE: He's Just So....
By Allison Egley


Stage: Simple. A chair for each character. This could also be done on a video screen, with a split screen at times.
Costumes: Everyday clothes
Notes: The two characters can overlap with the end of one line and beginning of the next or they can repeat the words just said by the prior character. There can even be a combination of the two. Give the characters some freedom and let the lines flow from one to another.

Sarah: I still can't believe he's gone.

Sarah and Joel: We've known each other since we were just kids.

Joel: He was always so...

Sarah:...so sweet. And...

Joel: ..and kind.

Sarah: He'd talk to anyone even...

Joel: ...even the outcasts.

Sarah and Joel: I was one of them.

Sarah: He always took the time to ask how I was doing.

Joel: He'd even go out of his way to make sure I was okay.

Sarah: He knew when I was feeling down. And he always had..

Joel: ...just the right words.

Sarah: It was almost like...

Joel: ...like he could see my feelings on the inside.

Sarah:...even when I was careful not to let anyone else see.

Joel: He was always so fair. Fair and...

Sarah: Fair and just. At school, the teachers would also go to him for the real story.

Joel: They knew he wouldn't put some spin on it for his own gain.

Sarah: And he was so...

Sarah: I remember one time when I couldn't understand the lesson. The teacher had explained it to me....

Joel: ...it seemed like hundreds of times. But I just couldn't catch on.

Sarah: He sat with me for hours until I got it.

Joel: It finally just clicked. He explained it so differently from the teacher, and when he explained it, it made sense.

Sarah: I thanked him over and over again.

Joel: He just smiled.

Sarah: But then as we got older, he...

Joel: ...he changed. Not in a bad way, really. He was just...

Sarah:...different. Almost...

Joel: ...almost odd. He started saying things that were...

Sarah: ...irrational. They just didn't make any sense.

Joel: And some of his claims were...

Sarah: ...well, downright preposterous.

Joel: I began to wonder...

Sarah: ...what happened to that little boy I grew up with?

Joel: He got all the local officials mad.

Sarah: They claim he did all sorts of horrible things.

Joel: One side says he's guilty...

Sarah: ...the other says he's innocent, and that the prosecution brought forth false witnesses.

Joel: I'm not even sure what to think anymore. But I never thought...

Sarah: I never thought it would come to this.

Joel: He was executed.

Sarah: His name?

Joel: I guess I never mentioned his name, did I? It was...

Sarah and Joel: ...Jesus.

Sarah: What's that? Jesus is...

Sarah and Joel: ...alive?

Joel: But... how can that be?

Sarah: I guess he really was...

Joel: ...no, is

Sara and Joel: Messiah!

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Linda Goergen09/23/11
Interesting little skit - May be just me - but I became a bit confused starting with Sarah asking His name. When it was obvious in beginning they both knew who they were talking about, why would she ask who He was instead of stating who He was? Also since they both knew who He was and was presumably talking to the audience shouldn’t Joel’s statement I guess I never mentioned his name, did I? be “WE” never mentioned His name? Regardless, this creative, short skit could certainly have a memorable impact when presented!
Jody Day 09/26/11
Very creative and on topic. I had the impression they both knew 'Him' well so the reference asking His name was a stumble. Perhaps tweak to 'We loved saying His name'. I enjoyed this very much and would love to see it done.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/29/11
This is really sweet. I often wonder what Jesus was like as a little boy. I wasn't sure why Sarah asked his name unless she was trying to remember and it came to her suddenly. Congratulations for placing 7th in level 4!