Puppets:Crucifixion

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Puppets:Crucifixion
Author: David Mackey
Type: Puppets
Audience: Adults
Occasion: Good Friday
Topic: Crucifixion
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Brief Summary

Two puppet are talking about Good Friday and Easter, by trying to crucify one of them.

Characters

Two puppets. Puppet #2 would probably work better as a human-he can do more.

Props Needed

Props include a cross that is large enough to crucify a puppet. Cross can be in place or flown.

Script

This can be a touchy idea and would work great with some people, not with others. The idea is not to mock the cross, but to help people look at the cross again as if for the first time, how what Jesus did is so radically different than what we would have done.


(two puppet are talking about Good Friday and Easter. puppet #2 would probably work better as a human-he can do more. Props include a cross that is large enough to crucify a puppet. Cross can be in place or flown.)

1: EASTER AGAIN. WHAT'S THIS CHURCH DOING THIS YEAR THAT'S DIFFERENT?

2: WELL, LAST YEAR THEY SIMULATED A CRUCIFIXTION. THIS YEARIT'S NOT SIMULATED.

1: (AMAZED AND APPALLED.) WON'T THAT BE GORY AND GRIZZLY.

2: (CALMLY) NO, WE WON'T BE USING A BEAR. ESPECIALLY A GRIZZLY BEAR. THEY'RE TOO BIG AND MEAN.

1: SO HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO IT?

2: HERE, I'LL SHOW YOU. (LOOKS UPWARD/AT SOUND BOOTH) OKAY LOWER THE CROSS! (CROSS DROPS INTO PLACE. #2 PICKS UP HAMMER AND HOLDS #1'S ARM TO CROSS AND STARTS NAILING. [MAY NEED HELP])

1: (PROTESTS VIOLENTLY AS MIGHT BE EXPECTED) HEY, WHAT DID I DO? I HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING WRONG. YOU'VE NO RIGHT TO HANG ME UP ON THIS CROSS!

2: (KEEPS POUNDING-TOTALLY CALM, LIKE THIS IS SOMETHING HE DOES REGULARLY) SO? YOU'RE JUST LUCKY YOU'RE A PUPPET. YOU DON'T HAVE FEET, SO I DON'T HAVE TO NAIL THEM TOO.

1: HEY! LET ME DOWN! I HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING!!

2: SO? YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST INNOCENT PERSON TO BE CRUCIFIED.

1: (AMAZED AND STOPS STRUGGLING) I'M NOT?

2: HEAVENS NO. THINK WHAT GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER ARE ALL ABOUT. JESUS OF NAZARETH'S CRUCIFIXION. HE NOT ONLY HADN'T DONE ANYTHING WRONG, HE WAS TOTALLY SINLESS.

1: AND THEY CRUCIFIED HIM TOO?

2: YUP. ONE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIM AND YOU THOUGH.

1: BESIDES HIM BEING A HUMAN AND I'M A PUPPET, WHAT IS IT?

2: HE DIDN'T PROTEST.

1: HE DIDN'T?

2: NO HE DIDN'T, EVEN THROUGH HE HAD MORE REASON THAT YOU.

1: HEY! I'M NOT HUMAN, THERE FORE THERE'S NO REASON TO PUNISH ME LIKE THIS.

2: NO, I GUESS NOT. (#2 PULLS THE NAILS.) THERE, THAT BETTER?

1: MUCH. I MAY BE A PUPPET, BUT THESE PEOPLE AREN'T. ISN'T THAT WHY JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED, TO TAKE THE SINS OF THESE PEOPLE UPON HIM?

2: THAT'S RIGHT. LET'S HOPE THEY'VE FIGURED THAT OUT.

(BOTH LEAVE THE STAGE AS THEY CAME ON)


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