Churches must cater to all ages and interests. In this comedy the coffee shop is aiming to cater to all by having a wide product offering.
Bible Reference: Romans 12:6
Cast: 5 major speaking parts and any number of crowd parts
Constance, counter supervisor, strong southern accent
Claudia, counter worker
Fran, counter worker
any number of crowd people
Lighting, Sound: standard
Costumes: 5 main actors wear waitress uniforms
Props: coffee cups, coffee pots
Claudia and Constance come on stage from different locations, arriving at work, yawning, tired
Sarah: Mornin’ Constance . . .
Constance: Mornin’ back at y’all, Sarah! Y’all ready for to serve up coffee and snacks and such.
Sarah: Yes, I am Constance, spent two hours last night with that exercise you taught me . .
Sarah does exaggerated miming pouring coffee several times quickly
Constance: Land sakes Sarah, look what y’all just done, spoiled coffee on Mrs. Dempster, one of our bestest customers here in the coffee shop. . Now go on, get that mess cleaned up!
Sarah, confused look but quickly mimes wiping up the spilled coffee
Constance: Did y’all apologize to Mrs. Dempster?
Constance: Mrs. Dempster . . . the one y’all spilled the coffee on . . now go on now . . apologize to Mrs. Dempster! . . . Go on girl!
Sarah, anxious, to the invisible customer:
Oh Mrs. Dempster, I am so sorry I spilled coffee on you, I mean how can you . . .
Constance: Land sakes child, this here’s a matter betwixt y’all and dear old Mrs. Dempster . . No reason why the whole world should know . . .
Sorry Constance . . .
Sarah mimes apologizing to invisible person, then turns to Constance
Sarah: Well, did I apologize good Constance?
Constance: Well, for sure y’alls are learnin’ child. . . (giggles) . . Good thing old Mrs. Dempster is deaf though, for a fact. . . . Y’alls said you was sorry for spillin’ coffee all over her blue chiffon . . . anyone with eyesight knows her dress is Royal blue gingham. But no matter, chances are Mrs. Dempster never heard word one.
Fran, Sheila and Claudia come on stage
Sheila: Good morning Constance, Sarah.
Constance: Love the big smile Sheila, sweet smile starts customer's day off right, I always say.
Sheila: Well we have such awesome customers here in the coffee shop.
Sarah: For sure we do Sheila. Except watch out for Mrs. Dempster, she's a bit upset.
Sheila: I was thinking, why can’t we have a flashy name for our coffee shop?
Constance: The coffee shop has been . . The Coffee Shop . . forever . .
Sarah: How about something like . . . “Brew Unto Others Coffee Shop”?
Sheila: Well, seeing as how we are open first thing in the morning, why not . . . “Brewed Awakening Coffee Shop”?
Constance: The Coffee Shop it’s gonna stay! Like we always used to say on the plantation . . .
Claudia: Didn’t know you were born in the south, guess that explains your southern accent.
Constance: Whatever y’alls talkin’ about Claudia, me I’m from North Dakota, doncha know.
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