Hurricane A'Comin

  • Cast Number: 2
  • Run-time: 5 minutes
  • Bible Reference: 2.Timothy 1:7

This comedy by Erick McGraw is all about fear, and shows that there are times when we do get afraid, even though Being fearful. God is always with us through the storm. But when Elloise's friend Gladys Feldman woke up with a leg cramp, I mean what more proof do you need that there is a hurricane coming to Arizona, and that we need to be afraid?
Cast of 2 women (approx 40 and 65)

Set: blank with table

Props: boards, rain slicker, hat, shovel

CAST:  SALLY  (40-45  YRS  OLD);  ELLOISE,  SALLY’S  MOTHER  (65-75) LOCATION:  IN  THE  KITCHEN  OF  SALLY’S.

SALLY  IS  IN  HER  KITCHEN  STANDING  BY  A  CENTER  BLOCK.  SHE  IS MIXING  SOMETHING  IN  A  LARGE  BOWL.  ELLOISE  COMES  RUSHING  IN DRESSED  IN  A  RAIN  SLICKER,  HAT,  AND  CARRYING  A  LARGE  SHOVEL. SALLY  PAUSES  WHILE  WATCHING  HER  MOTHER  LIFT  THE  SHOVEL  UP  TO THE  TOP  OF  THE  CENTER  BLOCK  AND  HAPHAZARDLY  DEPOSITING  IT. ELLOISE  TURNS  ON  HER  HEEL  AND  RUSHES  BACK  OFF  STAGE.  SALLY, IN  TOTAL  ASTONISHMENT  STARES  AT  THE  SHOVER  LAYING  ON  THE CENTER  BLOCK  AMIDST  HER  COOKING  UTENSILES.  IN  A  BRIEF  MOMENT, ELLOISE  RETURNS  CARRYING  A  SMALL  BOARD  (2X4)  OR  PLYWOOD.  SHE DEPOSITS  IT  ON  TOP  OF  THE  CENTER  BLOCK  AS  WELL.  SALLY  IS STILL  SUPRISED  AND  TAKEN  AWAY  BY  THE  WHOLE  EVENT.  AS  ELLOISE TURNS  TO  MAKE  ANOTHER  “RUN”  FOR  SUPPLIES,  SALLY  STOPS  HER.

SALLY

Mother!  What  are  you  doing?

ELLOISE

There’s  a  hurricane  a’comin’.

SALLY

A  hurricane  A’COMIN?

ELLOISE

Yeah!  In  the  south,  when  something  really  big  is  about  to happen,  they  put  the  “Ah”  in  front  of  it.

SALLY

Mother!  We  live  in  the  middle  of  Arizona.  Where  did  you  get this  crazy  weather  report?

ELLOISE

I  was  talking  to  Gladys  Feldman  this  morning.  [HESITATING]

SALLY

And?

ELLOISE

And  she  woke  up  with  a  leg  cramp.  Need  I  say  more?

SALLY

Is  this  the  same  Gladys  Feldman  who  predicted  a  blizzard  in the Bahamas?

What’s  your  point?


ELLOISE

 

SALLY


Mother,  even  if  there  was  a  hurricane  A’COMIN’...

 

ELLOISE

Don’t  patronize  me,  Sally.

SALLY

I’m  not  patronizing  you,  Mother.  I’m  A’Mockin’  you!  Listen, mother,  even  if  there  was  a  hurricane  coming,  why  should  we be  so  fearful.  Do  you  not  remember  Pastor  Herman’s  message last Sunday?

 

ELLOISE

Vaguely.  I’m  lucky  if  I  can  remember  the  names  of  my  own children.

 

SALLY

Mother...  he  spoke  on  Fear.  Remember?  He  was  speaking  in regards  to  second  Timothy  chapter  one,  verse  seven  -  “For  God hath  not  given  us  the  spirit  of  fear;  but  of  power,  and  of love,  and  of  a  sound  mind.”

ELLOISE

Oh,  yeah.  Well,  I  can  relate  to  the  power  and  love  but  as  for the  sound  mind...

 

SALLY

Mother,  we  have  no  reason  to  fear  anything.  Think  about  it. God  himself  created  the  wind  and  rain.  He  brings  the hurricanes,  the  rains  and  winds  that  seem  so  fierce  and threatening.  However,  He’s  in  control.

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