Giving Mostly My All

  • Cast Number: 4
  • Run-time: 10 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Deuteronomy 10:12-13
Giving God your all. In this comedy a group of workers discuss a directive from the Boss, explaining the rules, policies and guidelines at work. However the employees take it into their own hands to rewrite the policy manual.
Useful for women's retreat.

Bible Reference: Deuteronomy 10:12-13
So now Israel, what do you think God expects from you? Just this: Live in his presence in holy reverence, follow the road he sets out for you, love him, serve God, your God, with everything you have in you, obey the commandments and regulations of God that I'm commanding you today—live a good life. (Message)

Cast: 5 (written for female, could easily be changed to male)

Set, lighting, sound: standard

Costumes: laborer’s work clothes, except for Amanda who is dressed casual

Props: chairs, paper

Sample from script:

Tara is on stage, all other actors come on stage, looking around

Laura: Is this where we are supposed to be?

Joyce: Tara, your message was hard to understand.

Debi: I came over as quick as I could Tara, your message sounded really urgent.

Tara: And urgent it is too Debi. So let’s get at it! Welcome mon friends . . .

Joyce, confused: “Mon friends”?

Tara, proud: I took a French class.

Joyce: “Friends” is French?

Tara: I think I missed that class.

Laura: Tara, your message said something about a new company policy from the boss.

Tara: Not so much a new policy as an SSS.

Laura: “SSS”?

Tara: Yep, a straightforward statement of intent.

Debi: A “straightforward statement of intent” is an “SSS”?

Joyce: Maybe SSI.

Laura: Or SFSI.

Tara: Regardless, it’s SSS.

Debi: OK, well what does it mean?

Tara: SSS? It means a straightforward statement of intent.

Debi: And . . . .?

Tara: OK, well here's what came down from Home Office.
(takes paper, clears throat and reads)
To our employees. What do you think the Organization expects from you? Just this: You are expected to work with respect for the Organization, follow the overall plan which the Organization has set out. Appreciate and serve in this Organization by giving your all, in skill and ability. Comply with the rules and regulations of the Organization as you are instructed. This policy, the rules, regulations and instructions has one result: do this and all will go well for you.

Joyce: And that means?

Tara: Means?

Joyce: Yeah, explain what it all means.

Tara: Actually I read better than I explain.

Debi: Well somebody’s gotta figure this out.

Tara, hands paper to Laura: Laura, maybe you can make sense of this, you are a lawyer.

Laura, confused: I work in a pizza restaurant.

Tara: Close enough, go ahead, figure this out.
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