A five part drama with a military boot camp theme. Camp Follow-You is underway and everything had better be just right! . . Except that there is a new recruit named Chester Romeo Hunkalunk from Goose Feathers, Iowa who is, well, different. In the first segment we find out how this . . group . . will show their love and support for each other. (John 13:35) In the second segment we find the importance of trust. (Proverbs 3:5) In the third segment we learn of the place, and the power, of prayer. (James 5:16) In the fourth segment we find out the importance of obeying. (John 14:15) In the final (fifth) segment the soldiers recap what they have learned. Each segment has a “marching” song written to the theme.
Cast: 6 (could be male or female not all are in all segments)
Hunkalunk, male recruit (a Gomer Pyle type person)
Adams, female recruit Michaels, female, recruit
Sarge, male, blustery officer Lieutenant, female, from headquarters
Captain, m or f, from headquarters
Lighting, set: standard
Sound: song “Follow Him” arranged and recorded by DramaShare DramaShare members will find this song file in “Script Songs” at the “TECHNICAL HELP” link. NOTE that there are three music files from which to choose, the standard file which will work in most cases, a file with a longer introduction, and also a file “Marching Music” which can be used as interlude or background music.
Costumes: could be military uniforms for all except Hunkalunk
Props: big box for segment 2, chair
Time: 7 minutes each segment (approx), total 35 minutes (1st session slightly longer)
Sample of script:
Day 1 – John 13:35, love
This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.
Michaels wanders on stage at parade grounds area, looks around, bored
Adams comes on stage, sees Michaels, walks over
Adams: Hey there, you look lost, are you new here at Camp Follow-You too?
Michaels: For sure am! Name is Toni Michaels . . . sorry I should say . . Private Michaels.
Adams: Private Adams here!
Michaels: I am so excited about being here at boot camp!
Adams: Me too, I’ve been wanting to go to Camp Follow-You like . . forever!
Hunkalunk wanders on stage, wearing beach clothes, no shoes, other actors watch and wonder
Michaels: Uhhh, can we help you?
Hunkalunk: Came out to be part of this here Camp Follow-You thingie.
Michaels: “Camp Follow-You thingie”?
Hunkalunk: Yeppers! . . And like what’s you guy’s’s names?
Adams, proudly: I am . . Private . . .
Hunkalunk: Oh sorry, didn’t realize it was a secret . . (to Michaels) . . And your name is . . . ?
Michaels, proudly: I am . . Private . . .
Hunkalunk: Well I’ll be dogged . . first day at Camp Follow-You and I run into the secret service fellas first thing off the bat!
Michaels: No, you don’t understand, we are . . . private . .
Hunkalunk: Say no more, my lips are sealed is what . . An outright pleasure to make the acquaintance of two of our finest undercover officers, for sure!
Sarge comes on stage, sees the others
Sarge: Hattenchun! Michaels and Adams snap to attention,
Hunkalunk moves to Sarge, slaps him on the back
Hunkalunk: Hey there good buddy, how’s the world treatin’ you today?
Sarge, angry: I beg your pardon, how dare you? . . I am . .