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NIC'S NIGHT VISIT

Script for Flashlight Theatre (Drama Workshop), Nicodemus Rotation, adapted from the New Standard Revised Version 2004, LD McKenzie

CAST: Nicodemus, Nic's dog Buddy, Jesus, owls, bats, raccoons, moon and stars.

Nicodemus:
Okay, Buddy. I think this is the place. Hard to tell. It's so dark out here. You'd have to be an owl to see anything in this. [Up owls and hooting]. What do you think?

Buddy:
Hound dog style howl.

Nic:
Buddy. Keep it down. I'm trying to keep this a secret. My friends would definitely not be impressed if they found out I was here. You are not much help.

Buddy:
[Short quiet yip.]

Nic:
Well, I think it's the right place. [Stage whisper]: Anyone here?

Voice:
Depends who you're looking for.

Nic:
Well I'm kinda sorta lookin' for this guy. Shabby dresser. Lots of dudes always following him around. Nasty temper. But man oh man, the things this guys says.

Voice [Jesus puppet comes halfway past edge of screen]:
What's his name?

Nic:
Jesus. [Nic ducks flying bats.]
Jesus Christ.

Jesus: [puppet comes all the way out]
You're lookin' at him.

Nic:
Oh wow. It's really you. Like, those far out things you do. That's gotta come from God, doesn't it?

Jesus:
You're a Pharisee, aren't you?


Nic:
Yes. Yes, I am.

Jesus:
You've got to be born from above.

Nic:
Pardon?

Jesus:
Born from above. No one gets it, about the kingdom, that's not born from above.

Nic:
What on earth does that mean? Born from above. You mean born all over again. From your mother's body.That's whacked. No one can do that.

Jesus:
Don't be so dense. I don't mean get born like a baby all over again. I'm talking about the Spirit, man. Buddy gets it, don't you Buddy?

Buddy:
[Gives affirmative yip.]

Nic:
The Spirit. That's a bit airy fairy, isn't it? I want to know about the kingdom of God. And how'd you know my dog's name anyway?

Jesus:
The wind blows where it chooses. You hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone that's born of the Spirit.

Nic:
Oh wow. That's deep. I'm liking it. But is that it?

Jesus:
That's it. That's the ticket. The secret to eternal life.

[Suddenly Buddy gives a terrific yelp and takes off after a pack of marauding raccoons.]

Nic:
Buddy. Come back. Oh no. I have to go get him. Will you be here when I get back.

Jesus:
Always nearby.

THE END

NIC'S NIGHT VISIT

Preschool Script for Flashlight Theatre (Drama Workshop), Nicodemus Rotation, adapted from the New Standard Revised Version. October 2007, LD McKenzie.

CAST: Nicodemus, Nic's dog Buddy, Jesus, owls, bats, raccoons, moon and stars.

Narrator:

There once was a man called Nicodemus. He was a good man who believed in God.

There was also a new man in town called Jesus.

Nicodemus liked what Jesus had to say. But Nicodemus's friends did not. So he had to go out at night, when his friends couldn't see him, to talk to Jesus.

[All the bats, owls, raccoon, etc. can fly across the screen now.]

When he went to see Jesus, Nicodemus took along his best friend, his dog Buddy.

When they found Jesus, Nicodemus talked to him for a long time. Nicodemus didn't understand everything Jesus told him. But Jesus's words made him feel happy and hopeful and peaceful. Nicodemus wanted to live life the way God wanted him to.

Buddy liked Jesus too. He wanted to be a good dog, and not chase stray cats any more.

But those pesky raccoons really annoyed him, and he couldn't resist chasing after them.

Nicodemus told Jesus he had to go find Buddy.

Jesus said, "That's okay. I'm always close by."

Somewhere deep in his dog brain, Buddy made a promise to try harder.

Nicodemus jogged away humming this little song (to the tune of Frere Jacques) in his head:

Wind and Spirit
Wind and Spirit
Me and you
Me and you
Try to live a good life
Come into the bright light
Buddy will too
Buddy will too.

THE END.

All original text 2004 - 2014, LD McKenzie

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