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* The Swiffer & the Dutiful Serving Spoon, an object theatre play


* Peter's Dream, more traditional play for actors in costume.

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THE SWIFFER & THE DUTIFUL SERVING SPOON
(The story of Cornelius & Peter)

Script for Object Theatre Workshop, Cornelius & Peter Rotation, adapted from the New Jerusalem Bible. 2004 LD McKenzie

CAST:
Narrator, Kitchen implements, Cleaning implements

PROPS:
Assorted implements from groups above
A sheet or small blanket
A few stuffed animals


Narr:

Once there was noble Swiffer. He ran a good house and made sure all the other cleaning tools in it — like sponges, scouring pads and scrub brushes — worshiped God.

One day the Swiffer had a dream in which he distinctly saw an angel of God come into his house.

Angel: Swiffer!

Swiffer: What???!!!

Angel:
God has heard your prayers. Send some cleaning tools to Jaffa to find a dutiful serving spoon called Simon Peter. Right now he’s in the kitchen at the house of Simon the tanner.

Narr:
Then the angel left. The Swiffer rounded up a sponge and a couple of brillo pads and sent them off to Jaffa.

Meanwhile over in Jaffa, the dutiful serving spoon hopped up to the housetop to pray. There he had a dream.

In the dream he saw a big sheet that looked a little bit like a flying carpet and a little bit like a boat being lowered to earth from heaven. The sheet was full of all kinds of animals and lizards and birds.

Then a scary voice said: Serving spoon. Dish up!

SS: Oh my gosh. I can’t do that. I don’t even like this kind of food. And look at these cute little animals. I would never dish them up. I could almost hurl just thinking about it.

Voice: Oh come on, Serving Spoon. It’s just a dream. Think about it. I’m only going to tell you one more time: Dish up!

SS: Sorry, no way.

Voice: Okay. Just once more and this time I really mean it: Dish up!

Narr: Then the sheet was taken back up to heaven. Serving Spoon was still a bit shaken up when he heard a knock at the door.

Cleaning tools: Hallo? Anybody home?

SS (to self): I bet this is what my silly dream was about.

SS (to visiting tools): Hey there. I think I’m the one you’re looking for. What can I do for you?
Cleaning tools: Well, our friend is a really terrific Swiffer, and he asked us to come and get you and bring us back to our house. What do you say? Will you come?
SS: Sure. (to self: That voice really did a number on my head!)

Narr: So Serving Spoon rounded up a few of his friends — a can opener, a garlic press and a whisk — went back with the visiting sponge and brillo pads. When they got to Swiffer’s house, Swiffer and many other cleaning tools were waiting for him and were very pleased to see him.

Serving Spoon: Hey there. Nice to meet you. But there’s just one thing. It’s a bit weird for kitchen tools to get together with cleaning tools like this, you know. I mean, it’s really not done. The main reason that I came is that just before your friends arrived I had this wacky dream about all these animals in a sheet...

Swiffer: Oh wow. That’s wild. I had a wacky dream too.

Narr: Then Serving Spoon talked to the cleaning tools for quite a long time about God. As well he told lots of stories about someone called Jesus.

After that they all had a big supper together, where the kitchen tools cooked and the cleaning tools tidied up. It was such a good party it was talked about for a long time afterward.

THE END


Peter's Dream


(The story of Cornelius & Peter)

Script for Drama Workshop, Cornelius & Peter Rotation, adapted from the New Jerusalem Bible by LDM

CAST:
Narrator, various characters




Narr: Once there was noble centurion named Cornelius. He ran a good house and made sure everyone in his household worshipped God.

One day Cornelius had a dream in which he distinctly saw an angel of God come into his house.

Angel: Cornelius!

Corn: What???!!!

Angel: God has heard your prayers. Send some of your people to Jaffa to find a faithful man there called Simon Peter. Right now he’s at the house of Simon the tanner.

Narr: Then the angel left. Cornelius rounded up some good people and sent them off to Jaffa.

Meanwhile over in Jaffa, Peter went up to the housetop to pray. There he had a dream.

In the dream he saw a big sheet that looked a little bit like a flying carpet and a little bit like a boat being lowered to earth from heaven. The sheet was full of all kinds of animals and lizards and birds.

Then a scary voice said: Peter! Expand your horizons. Make new friends!

Pete: Oh my gosh. I can’t do that. It's just not my way.

Voice: Oh come on, Peter. This is just a dream -- it's what it means that counts. Think about it. I’m only going to tell you one more time. Get out of the house more and make some new friends!

Pete: Sorry, no way.

Voice: Okay. Just once more and this time I really mean it: Get out of the house!

Narr: Then the sheet was taken back up to heaven. Peter was still a bit shaken up when he heard a knock at the door.

Cornelius people: Hallo? Anybody home?

Pete (to self): I bet this is what my silly dream was about.

Pete (to visitors): Hey there. I think I’m the one you’re looking for. What can I do for you?

Visitors: Well, the head of our household is a really terrific guy, loves God and everything, and he asked us to come and get you and bring you back to our house. What do you say? Will you come?

Pete: Sure. (to self: That voice really did a number on my head!)

Narr: So Peter rounded up a few of his friends, went back with the visitors. When they got to Cornelius's house, theman himself and many other family members were waiting for Peter and very pleased to see him.

Pete: Hey there. Nice to meet you. But there’s just one thing. I have to admit I don't really leave the house much these days. The main reason that I came is that just before your friends arrived I had this wacky dream about all these animals in a sheet...

Swiffer: Oh wow. That’s wild. I had a wacky dream too.

Narr: Then Peter talked to his host for quite a long time about God. As well he told lots of stories about someone called Jesus.

After that they all had a big supper together. Peter was pleasantly surprised to find that leaving the house can be fun -- he even managed to make new friends -- with Cornelius and all the nice people in his household. There was such a good vibe at this get-together that it was talked about for a long time afterward.

THE END

All original text 2004 - 2014, LD McKenzie

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