Monday, July 4, 2011

"Receiving the Master's Gift" by Stephen R. Wilson






Characters: Painter                Beloved                       Silent Commenter
(Two “paintings” are laying one on top of the other on an easel in the middle of the stage)
Painter: (standing at easel, putting a final few brush strokes on a painting, steps back to admire painting) Ah! It’s finished! My finest creation! My masterpiece! Now to write my note to my beloved and leave it here for him (her) to find it. (Scribbles on a note and sticks it to the painting. Exits stage left.)
(Silent Commenter enters stage right, holding “What Not To Do” sign. Holds it up for audience to see and exits stage left.)
Beloved: (enters stage right, sees painting, seems confused). What is this doing here? Hmm. there’s a note on it. (reading note) “To my beloved. I made this for you. I hope you like it. From, you know Who.” (gets confused look) I don’t know who. (tears up painting and exits stage left).
(Silent Commenter enters stage right, holding “What To Do” sign. Holds it up for audience to see and exits stage left.)
Beloved: (enters stage right, sees painting, seems confused). What is this doing here? Hmm, there’s a note on it. (reading note) “To my beloved. I made this for you. I hope you like it. From, you know Who.” Oh, wow! Something this good could only have been made by Him! Thank You! I’ll treasure it forever! I’ll take good care of it and never let anything happen to it! Wow! Thank You! (takes painting and exits stage left.)
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