A monologue remembering a Dad.
The father has collected small mementos of things which he has treasured in his life and stored them in a box with the word “TREASURES” written on the outside.
The importance of a good father in a family.
What are our memories of our fathers and what memories are we passing on to our sons and daughters?
Useful for Father’s Day or at any time.
Bible Reference: Exodus 20:/p>
Cast: 1 (male)
Set: blank stage
Lighting, Sound, Costumes: standard
Props: large box marker “TREASURES” and inside some ornaments, wooden objects, empty candy box and papers
Sample of script:
actor comes on stage
Father’s Day. . . .
Dad’s Day . . .
A day to honor our fathers, our dads. . . .
pauses, shakes head, smiles
My Dad, my Father . . .
He’s gone now . . .
Died back when I was a teenager . . . . 18 or 19 . . . guess I was.
Looking back, . . always felt . . . I dunno . . . cheated is the word, I guess . . kinda.
So for me, . . Father’s Day is . . .
I dunno . . . different I guess.
moves a few steps, in thought
I kinda remember Dad’s funeral . . . all the flowers . . all the wonderful things the pastor and others said about my Dad.
How Dad was a great friend, family man, man of God.
Only thing went through my mind was . .
“Keep the flowers and words . . . just give me back my Father.”
But Dad wasn’t coming back. . . .
After Dad died I found this big ol’ box, high up on a shelf in Dad’s closet, “Treasures” written in big letters, handwriting distinctly my Dad’s . . .
opens the box, sorts through, takes out an ornament and a piece of wood
Wow . . .
I remember, . . when I was a kid . . . preparing for Father’s Day . .
Usually there would be some kinda school project . . . (looks at ornament) . . . making a something outta plaster of paris . . (looks at piece of wood) . . maybe a something outta wood. . .
Came time to bring my creation home from school, hand it to my dad . . .
“Happy Father’s Day Dad!”
“Made this for you Dad, . . . special for you Dad!”
Look on my Dad’s face . . it was . . .
gets emotional, wipes eyes, signals audience to stop, as though someone is comforting him
Hey, listen . . . no idea where that came from it’s just that . .
Anyhow, like I was saying . . . look on my Dad’s face was like he had . . I dunno . . like he had just been given the Nobel Peace Prize . . Pulitzer Prize . .
And nothing phoney, know what I mean? . . .
Like I say, after Dad died we found this big ol’ box, “Treasures” . . .
Inside, carefully wrapped, every one of the . . . creations . . . I had made for Father’s Day over the years.
Them . . creations . . . something else . . for sure!
Looking at them that day . . couldn’t help thinking . .
Too bad a piece of wood, or a hunk of plaster . . had to be sacrificed for to make those . . creations.
But to my Dad . . those there . . . creations . . . they were . . . treasures . . .!
picks a candy package out of the box, thinking, smiles
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