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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

His name is Jesus

Christmas Play, 2017

Dec. 25
Evening Hours

Script: Marie, Jaime, and Christyn Kim

Characters:
Essential Characters:
Mary, Joseph, Angel, Shepherds, Wise Men, Jesus

Other:
 Sheep, Narrator, Innkeepers, Cat

Actors:
Jaime-  Wise Man 2, Mary, and Shepherd 1
Carolyn- Cat, Innkeeper 1, and Joseph
Christyn- Innkeeper 3, Wise Man 1, and Innkeeper 2
Marie- Shepherd 2, Mrs. Innkeeper, and Wise Man 3
Lisa- Person 1 and Angel
Aleeza- Bess

(the narrator’s lines are everything that is typed in Old Century Schoolbook)
This is the story of the Nativity. It all started with a special, young lady named Mary…

SCENE 1: AT MARY’S HOUSE
MARY: *minding her own business*
ANGEL: *appears dramatically* MARY. YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY GOD TO GIVE BIRTH TO A BABY KING. YOU SHALL NAME HIM JESUS. HE WILL SAVE THE WORLD FROM SIN!
MARY: *scared voice* I will obey the Lord no matter what!

Later that day
SCENE 2:  JOSEPH’S HOUSE
MARY: *running to Joseph’s house* I have good news! God has chosen me to give birth to a baby and his name will be Jesus!
JOSEPH: *worried voice* Um… what? No, no, no! I can’t believe it! No!!!!
MARY: Joseph, are you okay? He’s God’s son! God chose us to raise him!

That night
JOSEPH: *sleeping*
ANGEL: *enters* JOSEPH. JOSEPH! YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY GOD. EVERYTHING WILL GO AS HE HAS PLANNED *disappears*
The next morning
JOSEPH: *pant, pant* AHHHH!

SCENE 3: A WHILE LATER AT MARY’S HOUSE (AFTER THEIR WEDDING)
JOSEPH: Everyone is supposed to go to their hometown. We must go to Bethlehem.
JOSEPH AND MARY: *packing*
MARY AND JOSEPH: *sets off*

SCENE 4: AT BETHLEHEM
MARY: I’m very tired. Let’s find a place to stay. I can’t wait much longer!
JOSEPH: Okay *goes up to inn door* Can we stay here for the night?
INNKEEPER 1: NOOO! Too crowded. No room. Sorry. *slams door*
JOSEPH:*opens door* It’s only one night!
INNKEEPER 1: Nope. Like I said, sorry. And by the way, don’t open the door again. Got it? Got it. *slams door again*
MARY: It’s okay, Joseph. We’ll find a place to stay.
JOSEPH: I don’t know Mary. But we can try a few more inns.
JOSEPH: *goes to next house and knocks*
INNKEEPER 2: *opens door*
JOSEPH: Hey, um, can you get us a room to stay in?
INNKEEPER 2: Go! Shoo! I can’t take any more peo-
CAT: MEOW!!!!
INNKEEPER 2: OMG! Nobody said you could bring cats!
PERSON 1: Huh? What… *falls asleep on ground*
CAT: *runs away*
INNKEEPER 2: People these days. *runs off after cat*
JOSEPH: Okay… Nice talking to you, I guess.
JOSEPH: *walks to next inn and knocks*
INNKEEPER 3: Be there in a minute! *chews on food* Hon? Can you answer the door? Thanks, sweetie pie!
MRS. INNKEEPER: Rggggggh. Okay, honey! *opens door* How ya’ doing?
JOSEPH: Can we stay the night?
MRS. INNKEEPER: Sorry, hon. No room. But we do have the animal’s shelter in the back. It might not be as nice, but it’s certainly better than sleeping in the streets.
MARY: OH! Thank you so much. We’ll go there right now.
JOSEPH: Are you sure, Mary?
MARY: Well, it’s the best we’ve got.

SCENE 5: IN THE SHEEP PASTURE
*put up the star*
SHEPHERD 1: Wow! Look at that star! It’s amazing!
SHEPHERD 2: Yeah!
BESS: BAHHHHH!!!!
ANGEL: *appears* COME. FOLLOW THE STAR. THE NEW KING HAS BEEN BORN! *leaves*
SHEPHERD 1: Alrighty then. Which direction?
SHEPHERD 2: Isn’t it obvious? It’s the biggest star in the night sky!
SHEPHERD 1: Oh. Yeah. I see it now. We can also take along our trusty sheep! Right, Bess? *looks down at sheep*
SHEPHERD 2: *sigh* Whatever. As long as we get there in time.

SCENE 6: WISE MEN
WISE MAN 1: Are we there yet? Do you think this new king will like our presents? Also, did I mention, are we there yet?
WISE MAN 2: No, silly. It’ll take us approximately 2.5 more hours until we get there and we just left the rest stops.
WISE MAN 1: What about the camels? They are probably starving. Did anybody bring the DeliciosoCamelloCielo treats?
WISE MAN 3: The camels got to eat just five minutes ago.
WISE MAN 2: Unbelievable! *glances up from book* According to my research, camels can go without water for up to six months! *looks back down at book*
WISE MAN 1: How did you manage to make that book survive this long? We’ve gone through sandstorms, snake pits, giant sand dunes, bandits, cacti, and sunburns! Plus, I bet it weighs, like, a million pounds!
WISE MAN 2: First of all, books don’t get sunburns. Secondly, this book weighs exactly 10.651749425 pounds. Thirdly, you were the one who fell into that pit of snakes and walked through that cacti, not me. You said it was a ‘shortcut’.
WISE MAN 1: I did?
WISE MAN 3: Guys, let’s get back on topic, shall we?

SCENE 7: AT THE ANIMAL’S SHELTER
SHEPHERD 1: *both shepherds standing outside shelter* Yay! We made it! Look! We’re right under the star! I’m so proud of myself! Aren’t you proud of me, Bess?
BESS: Bahhh!
SHEPHERD 2: Yeah, whatever. Let’s go inside. *walks into shed/barn*
MARY: *looks up* Hi.
JOSEPH: Hi. What ya’ folks doin’ here, man?
SHEPHERD 2: What up?
SHEPHERD 1: We are here to see the baby!!! Bess wants to know some baby tips. She wants to have 10 kids! Or should I say lambs? Eh, Bess?
BESS: Bahhh!

SCENE 8: WISE MEN PART 2
WISE MAN 2: We are approximately 0.000001 miles away from our destination. Did anyone bring the scripts? I need to check it over again, make more edits, footnotes, dialogue, and the evidence. We must come prepared!
WISE MAN 1: We already came prepared, remember? You packed the beef, pot roast, medicine, cactus juice just in case we ran out of water, 3 gallons of water, 3 gallons of vitamin water, Vitamin C, D, and A pills, gummy bear vitamins, first aid kits, and the poison oak remedy. You also brought 10 gallons­­ of sunscreen!!!!!!!!!!
WISE MAN 3: I would call that prepared. Why do we need a script anyway? It’s not like someone is writing down everything that we say. We are not that important!
WISE MAN 2: Technically, we are wise men, I would call that very important because we uphold the wisdom and preserve it with our amazing minds. Other people would be mind blown.
WISE MAN 1: You two wise men are pretty wise, but I’m obviously the wisest in the whole cosmos with my infinite wisdom and whatnot.
WISE MAN 3: Yeah, right. This is coming from the person who fell into a snake pit and called it a nice, easy shortcut with no problems whatsoever.
WISE MAN 2: I would guess that your IQ is 17. That would be surprisingly smart for you. Of course, that is why it’ll never happen. In other words, impossible.
WISE MAN 3: Alright guys and girls, we have arrived at our destination. The star is hovering above that shed.

SCENE 9: JESUS
WISE  MEN: *enter*
WISE MAN 1: I claim bathroom. I gotta do Number 100! But, umm… Obviously, as a wise man, I know where the bathrooms are, but just to make sure you guys know, where exactly is it?
MARY: We don’t have a bathroom here. It’s temporary, though, don’t worry. You could go outside and relieve yourself. What is Number 100?
WISE MAN 3: Trust me, don’t ask.
WISE MAN 2: Even I don’t want to listen to his lecture about it. Anyway, we have brought highly valuable gifts to present to your son. I brought gold. *presents gold*
WISE MAN 1: I brought myrrh! *sets down myrrh*
WISE MAN 3: And last but not least, I brought frankincense! *sets down frankincense*
JOSEPH: Thanks, but I would have preferred a donkey.
WISE MAN 3: Oh, sorry.
MARY: What he means to say *glares at Joseph* is that you didn’t have to bring such amazing gifts.  Right, Joseph?
JOSEPH: Yes, of course, Mary! *looks at wise men* What she said.
SHEPHERD 1: The baby is so cute!

MARY: Thank you. His name is Jesus.


Participants: Christyn, Marie, Carolyn, Jamie, Lisa, Aleeza



Location: Living Room, 2106 Butte St. Redding, CA 96001





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