Wise and foolish virgins script

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  • Wise and Foolish Young Women(directions - to be projected on the back wall)

    Matthew 25:1-13by Linnea Good

  • The Narrator will read from the lectern, waiting for actors to respond after every line. Instructions are in italic.

  • The Narrator will read from the lectern, waiting for actors to respond after every line. Instructions are in italic.

    The Wise Ones will follow these orange directionsThe Foolish Ones will follow these yellow directionsBoth colours will mean both Foolish and Wise respond.

  • The Narrator will read from the lectern, waiting for actors to respond after every line. Instructions are in italic.

    The Wise Ones will follow these orange directionsThe Foolish Ones will follow these yellow directionsBoth colours will mean both Foolish and Wise respond.

    You will respond with actions or reactions to the narration as if you were in the story

  • The Narrator will read from the lectern, waiting for actors to respond after every line. Instructions are in italic.

    The Wise Ones will follow these orange directionsThe Foolish Ones will follow these yellow directionsBoth colours will mean both Foolish and Wise respond.

    You will respond with actions or reactions to the narration as if you were in the story

    Wise Ones begin along one side wall of the sanctuaryFoolish Ones begin along the other side wall

  • Narrator:Once Jesus told the people this story, to help them understand about being ready for God. He said, Gods kin-dom is like ten young women who were invited to a wedding. At a wedding, one might find ones own future mate. Very important...

    All of them took oil lamps and went out to greet the bridegroom.

  • Narrator:Once Jesus told the people this story, to help them understand about being ready for God. He said, Gods kin-dom is like ten young women who were invited to a wedding. At a wedding, one might find ones own future mate. Very important...

    All of them took oil lamps and went out to greet the bridegroom.

    Wise Ones & Foolish Ones file inLine up on chancel, facing congregation

  • Narrator:Five were foolish.

    Wise ones point at the Foolish Ones

  • Narrator:Five were wise.

    Foolish Ones look behind them, wondering who is being pointed at.

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    The foolish young women took lamps that burned oil for light, but they took no extra oil.

    The smart young women took jars of oil to keep their lamps burning.

    Turned out the bridegroom didnt show up when they expected him. So - they all fell asleep waiting.

  • Narrator:

    The foolish young women took lamps that burned oil for light, but they took no extra oil.

    The smart young women took jars of oil to keep their lamps burning.

    Turned out the bridegroom didnt show up when they expected him. So - they all fell asleep waiting.

    Heads fall sideways and snoring begins

  • Narrator:

    In the middle of the night someone yelled out! Hes here! The bridegrooms here! Go out and greet him!

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    In the middle of the night someone yelled out! Hes here! The bridegrooms here! Go out and greet him!

    Suddenly wake up!

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    In the middle of the night someone yelled out! Hes here! The bridegrooms here! Go out and greet him!

    Suddenly wake up!Lift lamps over heads

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    In the middle of the night someone yelled out! Hes here! The bridegrooms here! Go out and greet him!

    Suddenly wake up!Lift lamps over headsPeer out into the distance...

  • Narrator:

    The ten got up and got their lamps ready.

    The foolish ones said to the smart ones, Our lamps are going out; lend us some of your oil..?

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    The ten got up and got their lamps ready.

    The foolish ones said to the smart ones, Our lamps are going out; lend us some of your oil..?

    Foolish Ones put out one handto beg from the Smart Ones

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    The others answered, But there might not be enough to go around; go buy your own.

    Smart Ones put a hand on their hip

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    The others answered, But there might not be enough to go around; go buy your own.

    Smart Ones put a hand on their hipFoolish ones drop their begging hand

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    So they did.

    Foolish ones turn (the way they came)Take 3 steps to exit FREEZE (STAY FROZEN)

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    But while they were out buying oil, the bridegroom arrived. Everyone who was there to greet him went into the wedding feast.

    Smart Ones smile!

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    But while they were out buying oil, the bridegroom arrived. Everyone who was there to greet him went into the wedding feast.

    Smart Ones smile! Wave, adjust clothes, freshen up

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    But while they were out buying oil, the bridegroom arrived. Everyone who was there to greet him went into the wedding feast.

    Smart Ones smile! Wave, adjust clothes, freshen upTurn & file out to the party!(the way you came)

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    And the door to the party was locked.

    ****************Much later, the other young women - the foolish ones - showed up.

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    And the door to the party was locked.

    ****************Much later, the other young women - the foolish ones - showed up.

    Foolish Ones Un-Freeze

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    And the door to the party was locked.

    ****************Much later, the other young women - the foolish ones - showed up.

    Foolish Ones Un-FreezeTurn and walk back to centre

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    And the door to the party was locked.

    ****************Much later, the other young women - the foolish ones - showed up.

    Foolish Ones Un-FreezeTurn and walk back to centreLook for others

  • Narrator:

    They knocked on the door, saying: Master, were here! Let us in!

    Foolish Ones look hopefully down the aisle

  • Narrator:

    He answered, Do I know you? I dont think I know you.

    Foolish Ones look baffled

  • Narrator:

    So, Jesus said to the people: Stay on your toes! Be watchful, for you have no idea when God will call you.

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    So, Jesus said to the people: Stay on your toes! Be watchful, for you have no idea when God will call you.

    Foolish Ones lift hands in a big shrug.

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    So, Jesus said to the people: Stay on your toes! Be watchful, for you have no idea when God will call you.

    Foolish Ones lift hands in a big shrug.File out (where you came from)

  • Narrator:

    So be it.

    Narrator exits.