A Caring Father Shows Grace to a Wasteful Son
Based on Luke 15
POY! SKIT GUIDELINES:
- In a small group, participants might simply read their lines, or glance at their lines to get the idea so they can speak in their own words.
- Most POY! skits require no practice in advance.
- Have any small children play a brief part. Most scripts have an optional part for children, listed last under Participants.
- Most scripts have a Narrator who should read the script beforehand to see how to keep moving the story along.
- It is not necessary to employ costumes and objects, unless the skit recommends such.
- It is not required to have an audience watch the skit. All present may participate.
- Scripture and paraphrases, if any, usually appear in bold.
Servant (Also serves as Narrator)
Prompter (Optional). Prompter shouts a brief line and Companions repeat it.
Companions (Optional): children and all adults who want to take part. Make sure Companions know who the Prompter is, and that they are to repeat Prompter’s words.
|Servant||I work for a good farmer who has two sons. Today, there is a ruckus.
The younger son is making demands of his father.
|Son||Dad, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.|
|Father||What? You want your inheritance? I’m not dead yet!|
|Son||I want to enjoy my inheritance now, while I am young enough. You are still strong and healthy, so you will live a long time.|
|Servant||Finally, the exasperated father hands the due portion of the family wealth to his younger son, who leaves and goes as far away as he can.
I feel sorry for both the father and his son.
What a relief! Now I can live as I want. This is going to be fun!
|Bargirl||Hi, handsome! I’ve been watching you. I like a man who loves to share his wealth.
Buy me a drink.
|Son||Why not! Call your friends over, and we’ll all have a drink.|
|Servant||Thus, my master’s son squanders his estate with wasteful, lustful living.|
|Bargirl||What? You beg me for a drink? You’ve got things backward, sonny!
What’s the matter? Lost all your coins?
Please don’t make fun of me. I’ve blown all my inheritance, like a fool.
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