There's a Storm Coming
|There's a Storm Coming|
|Topic:||Calming a storm|
|Bible Text:||Matthew 8:23-27|
Some characters learn that they can calm a verbal storm, paving the way for Jesus to calm a real one.
This is part of the Jordon River Puppet series. See that page for more information on characters and background to this series.
In this script: Abby, Cappy, Mrs. Appleton
Dust cloth, window
(This script is written as happening just after Halloween and before Thanksgiving, but can be easily changed)
After some of the singing, Abby appears at the Post Office Window. She is busy dusting and cleaning.
After a few moments, Cappy also enters at the window, looking around nervously.
Abby: Hi Cappy
Cappy: (absentmindedly) No thank you, I'm fine.
Abby: Well I'm glad you're fine because you're acting a little strange.
'Cappy: (realizing that Abby is talking to him) I'm sorry, what did you say?
Abby: Cappy, are you alright? Is there anything I can do for you?
Cappy: No, I just need to hide out in here for a few minutes.
Abby: Why, what's the matter?
Cappy: Well, let's just say there's a storm coming.
Abby: (Looking out the window) A storm, really? The weather looks alright to me.
Cappy: Not that kind of storm. I'm talking about Mrs. You-know-who.
Abby: Mrs.- I don't know what you're talking about.
Cappy: Mrs. Crab Apply, who else?
Abby: You mean Mrs. Applebloom?
Cappy: That's exactly who I'm talking about, she's like a giant storm cloud coming down the street.
Abby: It can't be that bad.
Cappy: Normally she's not so bad, but this time, she's plenty mad at me. She thinks I'm out to ruin her reputation.
Abby: Why does she think that? What did you do?
Cappy: She thinks that I tried to make her look bad by giving out better Halloween candy than she did this year.
Abby: How does she know what kind of candy you gave?
Cappy: Are you kidding? It's Mrs. Applebloom, she knows everything.
Abby: I'm sure that if you talk to her, you can work things out.
Cappy: You think that I could calm the storm by talking? That would be a real miracle… Wait – I think she's coming, don't tell her I was here.
(Cappy exits as Mrs. Applebloom enters)
Mrs. A: (Speaking in a week/un-sincere voice) Good morning Mrs. Applebloom, how are you this morning?
Mrs. A: Congratulations on your last spelling test; a 98% is a very nice score.
Abby: Thank you… how did you know that I got a 98%?
Mrs. A: Oh, I just know things, but don't worry deal, “Aluminum” can be a tricky word. I'm sure that you'll get it next time.
Abby: How did you know that I missed that word?
Mrs. A: I just know things dear. I think that it's one of my responsibilities, being a leading citizen in town, don't you agree? … Of course you do. Now where is Cappy, I'm sure I saw him come in here?
Abby: Well… I… I'm not sure where he went.
Mrs. A: Hmmm well we'll just see. Now if you will excuse me I have some very important personal business to attend to…
Abby: Mrs. Applebloom is about to leave) Umm, Mrs. Applebloom…
Mrs. A: Yes dear, what is it?
Abby: Well I… Um…. I just…
Mrs. A: Speak up dear, after all a girl who gets A's on her report card should not stutter when she speaks.
Abby: How did you know I get A's?
Mrs. A: It doesn't matter, now what did you want to say?
Abby: I just wanted to say… um… thank you for the Halloween candy, you always give you the best candy in town.
Mrs. A: (Surprised) Well thank you, but I'm sure that it's not true.
Abby: Sure it is, everyone says so.
Mrs. A: Everyone? Even better than…
Abby: Better than what?
Mrs. A: Umm, never mind, it doesn't matter. Now if you'll excuse me I think I'll go home and put together some Thanksgiving goody bags. Goodbye Abigail Emerson.
(Mrs. Applebloom exits)
Abby: Good bye Mrs. Applebloom (pauses) Ok, you can come out now, I think the storm has passed.
Cappy: (Coming back to the window) Wow, you're good! You really did calm the storm with a word.
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