Celebrating Lent

  • Cast Number: 4
  • Run-time: 7 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Matthew 6:16-18

Theme:            Comparing Mardi Gras with Lenten celebrations in the Christian church.
Couples who are attending each celebration meet and exchange opinions.

 

Bible Reference:          Matthew 6:16-18

 

Cast:                4 (2m & 2f)

 

Set:                  blank

 

Sound:             SFX Mardi Gras sounds from sources such as:
http://soundbible.com/tags-mardi-gras.html

 

Costumes:       Leeha & Jumjum will have wild costumes and masks

 

Props:              bead necklaces

 

Time:              7

 

Sample of script:

 

SFX:   Mardi Gras sounds

 

Leeha & Jumjum come onstage wearing masks and bead necklaces, moving to the music

 

Jumjum:          Celebrate! . . . Celebrate!

 

Leeha:              Throw me something mister!

 

Keep this up for a minute or two, don’t overdo it

about half way through the dance Tom & Marian come on stage, watch in wonderment

 

Leeha:              Throw me something mister!

 

Jumjum:          Come join in the fun people! . . . Where’s your masks?

 

Tom:                Masks? . . .  Uhhh . . . why would we want to be wearing masks? . . . And why are you guys wearing masks? . . . I got news for you . . . . Halloween is long gone.

 

Leeha:              It’s for the . . . 

 

Leeha & Jumjum, snap fingers and dance around, speak in unison:
Cell . . eeee . . . . bray . . . shun!

 

Leeha:              Throw me something mister!

 

Jumjum:          Come join us people, we are on our way to the  . . . celebration!

 

Marian:            Celebration? . . . What celebration is that?

 

Leeha:              Ain’t no other celebration around . . .

 

SFX:               Mardi Gras sounds

 

Leeha & Jumjum dance around to the music

 

Leeha:              It’s Mardi Gras time!

 

Jumjum:          Yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh!

 

Leeha:              Didn’t catch your names. . .  I’m Leeha and this here is Jumjum!

 

Marian:            Uhhhh . . . pleased to meet you . .  . uhh Leeha . . . . and . . . Jum . . . . jum.
I am Marian and this is my husband Tom.

 

Jumjum:          Kinda unusual names you got, but no matter. . . So you are off to the Mardi Gras?

 

Tom:                Actually we are off to church.

 

Jumjum, holds up hand to try to high5 Tom
Awesome, you are having a Mardi Gras event in your church! . . . Awesome!

 

Tom:                No it’s Lent and . . .

 

Jumjum:          Exactly, that’s what Mardi Gras is all about, gettin’ the wild partyin’ outta the way before Lent starts!

 

Leeha:              Lent is that unfortunate time when we gotta do this . . not do that! . . .  Giving a bunch of stuff up is a bit of a downer you ask me . .  but it is what it is.

 

Marian:            Well, I don’t see Lent as giving things up . .  Lent to me is a time when believers prepare for the Easter season through prayer and studying God’s word.

 

Jumjum:          Believers? . . . Oh yeh, that. . . . We are real religious too you know.

 

Leeha:              We almost always go to church at Christmas. . . Sometimes even at Easter if my folks are visiting. . . . . That’s why we always go to Mardi Gras so, like Jumjum says, we can forget the wild stuff before we need to suffer through Lent.


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