A man and woman ask the man who has been a father figure to her for many years to bless their decision to live together without marriage. How will he react, and what will be his answer?
Jim, older man, became Joann’s “father figure” after her own father’s death
Peter, Joann’s boy friend, likely mid 20’s or older
Joann, late teen or older
Set, lighting, sound, costumes: standard
Sample of script:
Jim is sitting in a chair reading newspaper, the doorbell rings, Jim stands, goes to the door, Joann and Peter come on stage, nervous, Jim and Joann embrace
Jim: Joann, sweetheart, good to see you, how have you been?
Joann: Hi Uncle Jim, . .fine, . . I am . . fine!
Jim, looks at Peter: And who is this?
Joann, nervous: Uncle Jim, this is . . Peter. . . my . . . ummm . . . friend.
Jim, hugs Peter: Peter, a good name, Greek, means “rock”. Peter, Jesus’ disciple, Jesus said upon this rock I will build my church.
Peter, nervously: Actually I wouldn’t know, I actually don’t go to church much, actually.
Jim, hesitates for a second: Oh, I see. . . . (to Joann) . . And how are things at Ebenezer hon?
Joann, nervous, looks back and forth between Peter and Jim: Umm, actually, I haven’t been at church for a few weeks, Peter and I have been kinda busy, visiting Peter’s family out of town on the weekends a lot of times.
Jim: Oh, I see. . . And how is your mom Joann?
Joann: Actually I haven’t seen as much of Mom the last while, like I said, Peter and I have been busy and . .
Jim: Wow, you have been preoccupied it seems.
Joann: Well, Peter and me, we have been, like . . . dating and . .
Jim: Dating huh? . . (to Peter, chuckles) . . . I bet Joann’s mom has laid down the law about dating her only daughter huh?
Peter, angry: Well, put it this way, she tried to lay down the law, . . . fact is I’m a bit beyond a teenager, . . . I don’t welcome that kind of comment.
Jim: Oh I see.
Joann: Uncle Jim, why we came, Peter and I, well, we are in love, we plan to be together.
Jim: I see. . . (takes Joann’s hand, examines it, smiles) . . . So I assume there will be a ring, wedding bells, soon huh?
Peter: You assume wrong.