There's A Reason

  • Cast Number: 8
  • Run-time: 10 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Matthew 28

Children are rehearsing for an Easter play at church when there comes questions about whether the message in the script tells the real reason for Easter.
Easily staged drama for children, with a song
 

Bible Reference:         Matthew 28

 

Cast:              any number (m or f)
8 speaking roles, (mostly very few lines):
Robin
Terry
Dawn
Michael
Egg
Wabbit
Charlie
Norm

 

Set:                blank set

 

Lighting, Sound:         standard

 

Costumes:     some form of costume for Egg and Wabbit, may be as simple as something on the head or as elaborate as wished

 

Props:            none

 

Time:             10

 

Script:           

 

Terry and Dawn come on stage

 

Terry:              Hi Dawn, what’s happenin’?

 

Dawn:              Nothing much Terry, just bringing my little sister to church, apparently they are having some kind of Easter thing for the kids.

 

Terry:              Me too, kind of a drag, I really wanted to go to the mall.

 

Michael comes on stage

 

Dawn:              Hey Michael, how’s things?

 

Michael:           Still half asleep here Dawn. . .  These early mornings on Saturday gross me out.

 

Terry:              Me too, the only morning I can sleep in and suddenly I have to be babysitter to my brother and half the kids on our block.

 

Dawn:              If the church wanted to have some Easter program surely they could do their rehearsals at a decent time of day.

 

Robin comes on stage

 

Robin:             Hi guys, thanks for bringing the kids for practice.

 

Terry:              About how long do you think this is gonna last?

 

Robin:             Oh not long, we should be all done in about an hour.

 

Terry:              Oh man! . . .

 

Dawn:              I wonder, can someone bring my sister home when the rehearsal is over?

 

Robin:             Sorry we can’t do that, we don’t have the people available, and as well all children under the age of 12 must have a responsible adult here at all times. . . 

 

Michael:           What kind of rule is that?

 

Robin:             Sorry but it is the rule.

 

Terry:              So we just sit here bored out of our minds until this . . . thing . . . is over?

 

Robin:             Well, I could offer you a good deal on coming with me and helping the kids with their lines.

 

Dawn:              Exciting as that offer is, . . . .  no!

 

Robin:             OK kids, we need to practice our song. are you ready?

 

all younger actors join in

 

Song: Do You Know The Reason Why, to tune of “Do You Know The Muffin Man”

 

Do you know the reason why?

The reason why?

The reason why?

Do you know the reason why?

We celebrate Easter

 

Yes I know the reason why

The reason why

The reason why

Yes I know the reason why

We celebrate Easter

 

Jesus is the reason why

The reason why

The reason why

Jesus is the reason why

We celebrate Easter

 

Jesus died and rose again

He rose again

He rose again

Jesus died and rose again

And now he is in heaven.

 

I’m so glad it’s Easter time

It’s Easter time

It’s Easter time

I’m so glad it’s Easter time

Thank you dear Lord Jesus!

 

Robin:             That was very good kids!
Now then I need the Easter Egg and Wabbit to get costumes on.

 

Terry, unbelieving:     
“The Easter Egg”?

 

Michael:           Worse . . . “The Wabbit”?

 

Dawn:              I thought this was a church Easter program, what gives with Easter eggs and some rabbit?

 

Robin glances over at the other actors, signals them to be quiet

Egg and Wabbit start to put on costumes

 

Egg:                 You have no idea how much I hate this costume!

 

Wabbit:           Try putting up with these ears and a dumb tail.

 

Egg:                 Do we really have to do this?

 

Wabbit:           How come we have to Robin?

 

Robin:             Because it’s in the script, now let’s run through some lines.
Charlie, it starts with you . . .

 

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