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Wise and foolish virgins script

  1. 1. Wise and Foolish Young Women (directions - to be projected on the back wall) Matthew 25:1-13 by Linnea Good
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Narrator will read from the lectern, waiting for actors to respond after every line. Instructions are in italic. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Narrator will read from the lectern, waiting for actors to respond after every line. Instructions are in italic. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wise Ones will follow these orange directions </li></ul><ul><li>The Foolish Ones will follow these yellow directions </li></ul><ul><li>Both colours will mean both Foolish and Wise respond. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Narrator will read from the lectern, waiting for actors to respond after every line. Instructions are in italic. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wise Ones will follow these orange directions </li></ul><ul><li>The Foolish Ones will follow these yellow directions </li></ul><ul><li>Both colours will mean both Foolish and Wise respond. </li></ul><ul><li>You will respond with actions or reactions to the narration as if you were in the story </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Narrator will read from the lectern, waiting for actors to respond after every line. Instructions are in italic. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wise Ones will follow these orange directions </li></ul><ul><li>The Foolish Ones will follow these yellow directions </li></ul><ul><li>Both colours will mean both Foolish and Wise respond. </li></ul><ul><li>You will respond with actions or reactions to the narration as if you were in the story </li></ul><ul><li>Wise Ones begin along one side wall of the sanctuary </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish Ones begin along the other side wall </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>Once Jesus told the people this story, to help them understand about being ready for God. He said, “God’s kin-dom is like ten young women who were invited to a wedding. At a wedding, one might find one’s own future mate. Very important... </li></ul><ul><li>All of them took oil lamps and went out to greet the bridegroom. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>Once Jesus told the people this story, to help them understand about being ready for God. He said, “God’s kin-dom is like ten young women who were invited to a wedding. At a wedding, one might find one’s own future mate. Very important... </li></ul><ul><li>All of them took oil lamps and went out to greet the bridegroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Wise Ones & Foolish Ones file in </li></ul><ul><li>Line up on chancel , facing congregation </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>Five were foolish. </li></ul><ul><li>Wise ones point at the Foolish Ones </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>Five were wise. </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish Ones look behind them, wondering who is being pointed at. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>The foolish young women took lamps that burned oil for light, but they took no extra oil. </li></ul><ul><li>The smart young women took jars of oil to keep their lamps burning. </li></ul><ul><li>Turned out the bridegroom didn’t show up when they expected him. So - they all fell asleep waiting. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>The foolish young women took lamps that burned oil for light, but they took no extra oil. </li></ul><ul><li>The smart young women took jars of oil to keep their lamps burning. </li></ul><ul><li>Turned out the bridegroom didn’t show up when they expected him. So - they all fell asleep waiting. </li></ul><ul><li>Heads fall sideways and snoring begins </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>In the middle of the night someone yelled out! “ He’s here! The bridegroom’s here! Go out and greet him!” </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>In the middle of the night someone yelled out! “ He’s here! The bridegroom’s here! Go out and greet him!” </li></ul><ul><li>Suddenly wake up! </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>In the middle of the night someone yelled out! “ He’s here! The bridegroom’s here! Go out and greet him!” </li></ul><ul><li>Suddenly wake up! </li></ul><ul><li>Lift lamps over heads </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>In the middle of the night someone yelled out! “ He’s here! The bridegroom’s here! Go out and greet him!” </li></ul><ul><li>Suddenly wake up! </li></ul><ul><li>Lift lamps over heads </li></ul><ul><li>Peer out into the distance. . . </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>The ten got up and got their lamps ready. </li></ul><ul><li>The foolish ones said to the smart ones, “Our lamps are going out; lend us some of your oil..?” </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>The ten got up and got their lamps ready. </li></ul><ul><li>The foolish ones said to the smart ones, “Our lamps are going out; lend us some of your oil..?” </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish Ones put out one hand </li></ul><ul><li>to beg from the Smart Ones </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>The others answered, “But there might not be enough to go around; go buy your own.” </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Ones put a hand on their hip </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>The others answered, “But there might not be enough to go around; go buy your own.” </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Ones put a hand on their hip </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish ones drop their begging hand </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>So they did. </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish ones turn (the way they came) </li></ul><ul><li>Take 3 steps to exit </li></ul><ul><li>FREEZE (STAY FROZEN) </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>But while they were out buying oil, the bridegroom arrived. Everyone who was there to greet him went into the wedding feast. </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Ones smile! </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>But while they were out buying oil, the bridegroom arrived. Everyone who was there to greet him went into the wedding feast. </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Ones smile! </li></ul><ul><li> Wave, adjust clothes, freshen up </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>But while they were out buying oil, the bridegroom arrived. Everyone who was there to greet him went into the wedding feast. </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Ones smile! </li></ul><ul><li> Wave, adjust clothes, freshen up </li></ul><ul><li>Turn & file out to the party! </li></ul><ul><li>(the way you came) </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>And the door to the party was locked. </li></ul><ul><li>**************** </li></ul><ul><li>Much later, the other young women - the foolish ones - showed up. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>And the door to the party was locked. </li></ul><ul><li>**************** </li></ul><ul><li>Much later, the other young women - the foolish ones - showed up. </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish Ones Un-Freeze </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>And the door to the party was locked. </li></ul><ul><li>**************** </li></ul><ul><li>Much later, the other young women - the foolish ones - showed up. </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish Ones Un-Freeze </li></ul><ul><li>Turn and walk back to centre </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>And the door to the party was locked. </li></ul><ul><li>**************** </li></ul><ul><li>Much later, the other young women - the foolish ones - showed up. </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish Ones Un-Freeze </li></ul><ul><li>Turn and walk back to centre </li></ul><ul><li>Look for others </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>They knocked on the door, saying: “Master, we’re here! Let us in!” </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish Ones look hopefully down the aisle </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>He answered, “Do I know you? I don’t think I know you.” </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish Ones look baffled </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>So, Jesus said to the people: “Stay on your toes! </li></ul><ul><li>Be watchful, for you have no idea when God will call you.” </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>So, Jesus said to the people: “Stay on your toes! </li></ul><ul><li>Be watchful, for you have no idea when God will call you.” </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish Ones lift hands in a big shrug. </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>So, Jesus said to the people: “Stay on your toes! </li></ul><ul><li>Be watchful, for you have no idea when God will call you.” </li></ul><ul><li>Foolish Ones lift hands in a big shrug. </li></ul><ul><li>File out (where you came from) </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Narrator: </li></ul><ul><li>So be it. </li></ul><ul><li>Narrator exits. </li></ul>

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