TITLE: THE TIME MACHINE 6/17/15
By Rachel Jamerson
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Puppets have found themselves back in Bible times. Each night they visit a different place and meet other Bible characters.
Monday - The Time Machine
NARRATOR sets up scene –Puppets Bud and Hattie Lou decided to explore a near-by cave on their way to the church for the first day of Bible School. (Scene opens with Hattie Lou yelling for Bud)
HL: Hey Bud, Bud Kalico! Get out here we’re going to be late again. If you don’t ....
Bud: (pops up) What are you yelling about? I was watching my favorite TV program.
HL: It’s time for Bible School and you know it now come on.
BUD: Bible School is boring but I have a better idea. Let’s go exploring.
HL: Exploring. Every time I listen to you I get in big trouble. Now come on.
Bud: But Hattie Lou there’s this cave out behind the old Bailey house. I’ve been dying to check it out. It’s just a little out of our way and it won’t take much time......Please Hattie Lou?
HL: Oh all right! If you promise you will go to Bible School. We’ll go for just a few minutes.
(Bud and HL disappear – tape of bat sounds starts low – Bud and HL appear with spider webs on their heads)
HL: Bud its dark in here....what’s that sound? (bat sounds get louder)
Bud: Aww Hattie Lou it’s nothing. Just a few little ole bats they won’t hurt you.
(HL gets close to Bud)
HL: I’m scared. I don’t like it here.
Bud: Hey, what is that? (Humming sound is heard – blue light starts flashing)
HL: I don’t know and I don’t want to find out. I’m leaving!
(sound gets louder an d suddenly Bud and HL disappear – both are yelling – the sound of their voices gets lower and lower- then silence) (A few moments of silence then Battle SOUNDS start soft – Bud pops out)
B: Man! What a ride!
(HL comes in view slowly moaning)
HL: I knew I should have gone to Bible School! Every time I listen to you something bad happens!!
B: Aww….Don’t be such a spoil sport Hattie Lou, this is a REAL adventure. LOOK!
(HL turns to look & yells again as battle SOUNDS increase in volume)
HL: Its soldiers. They have spears! OH NO!
(PROPS -spears appear thru curtain - puppets duck out of sight)
(Battle SOUNDS and SPEARS for a few moments then SOUND softens and SPEARS drop out of sight)
( the puppet David appears)
HL: OUCH! – (Pops up) Hey watch where you are going you stepped on my head!
D: Oh I am so sorry, here let me help you.
(BUD pops up)
B: Hey man. That sure is a neat looking hat! Do you live around here?
D: Yes I do, I am a shepherd boy and I tend sheep for my father Jesse.
HL: Sheep! I don’t see any sheep! Where are we anyway?
D: You are in the valley of Elah. Your clothing is strange…where do you come from?
B: We come from Henry Baptist Church; you know where the Mission Bible Camp is.
HL: Yeah. Where we would be if BEANIE BRAIN here had listened to me!
D: Bible Camp? I’ve never heard of them, but the Philistine camp is just over the hill.
B: Is that who was doing all that yelling when we arrived? Man that was neat!
HL: Somebody needs to tell them to be more careful. Do their parents know they are playing
with sharp things?
D: They were making a lot of noise but I don’t really think their parents care what they do. They are here to fight against my people the Jews.
B: The Jews. Man we are in BIBLE TIMES! Hey what is your name and why are you here?
D: My name is David……
HL: (screams) DAVID!! - PHILISTINES!! OH NO! (hides behind Bud) You’re here to kill the
B: COOL! Where is he….
(SOUND tract of Goliath challenging David)
G: COME TO ME AND I WILL GIVE THY FLESH TO THE FOWLS OF THE AIR AND THE BEASTS OF THE FIELD!
(DAVID disappears -sound tract continues)
D: YOU COME TO ME WITH A SPEAR & SHIELD! I COME TO YOU IN THE NAME OF THE LORD OF HOSTS! THIS DAY WILL THE LORD DELIVER THEE INTO MY HANDS!
(SOUND track of crowd yelling - battle sounds for a few moments then a whistling sound followed by a thud - moment of silence then loud crash)
(all quiet for a moment then cheers for David) ( SOUNDS gradually fade)
B: WOW! Did you see that? Man I gotta have one of those sling shots.
HL: You are hopeless Bud Kalico!
B: Awh, come on Hattie Lou - you gotta admit this is SOME adventure!
HL: Well…. I admit this is a great opportunity to see the power of the God of Israel. You know David was just a young boy but God used him.
B: Yeah. Maybe God will use us too!
(SOUND time machine is heard as Bud disappears)
HL: Bud! Bud! Don’t leave me here alone......
(SOUND continues as HL disappears & her voice fades)
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