:-) Table Drama


Summary

To be able to dramatically and effectively act out the table drama so that believers will be challenged to get involved in reaching the lost. It is a challenge to involvement and to share the burden of the work that needs to be done in our situation, whatever it may be. The application can extend to those who are in leadership to delegate responsibility and to develop the abilities of those who are under them.

Characters

Props

Script

Two people walk in and look at table. (Man off stage at opposite side)
Person 1:
So this is the table we have to move.
Person 2:
Yes, looks quite heavy doesn't it? (looking, prodding table)
Person 1:
Better get on with it before the boss gets back.
Person 2:
But how are we going to do it?
Person 1:
Let's think about it.
(Both sit down on the table - P1 to the right of P2 looking puzzled and scratching head)
Person 1:
Could you do it on your own?
Person 2:
No, could you?
Person 1:
No (pause), maybe we need some help. ( Man appears at their right )
Person 1:
Hey, do you think we could ask him to help us?
Person 2:
Why not?
Person 1:
Excuse me, could you help us here?
( Man mimes " Who me?" )
Person 2:
Yes, do you think you could help us to move this table? We are having a bit of difficulty.
(Man mimes "Sure! ")
Person 1:
If you just put your hands over here ... (Indicates edge of table. Man attempts to move it but it doesn't move.)
Person 1:
Maybe we should help him.
Person 2:
Yes, let's help him.
Person 1:
(to man) We'll count to three, and then you really push.
(Man looks a bit disappointed and puzzled. He flexes his muscles and tries on the count of three.)
Person 1 and Person 2:
One, two, three - PUSH PUSH!
Person 2:
Hey, this is not working.
Person 1:
No, I haven't moved an inch.
(Pause. P1 and P2 look somewhat frustrated. )
Person 2:
How about if he comes around this side and pulls instead?
Person 1:
That might work. (to the man) Do you think you could do that?
(Man looks willing, but he is getting tired. He rolls up his sleeves and prepares to pull.)
Person 2:
Let's help him again.
(Man releases his grip and looks hopeful.)
Person 1:
Yes.
Person 1 and Person 2:
One . . . (Man resigns himself to pull alone.) Two, Three, PUSH PUSH!
Person 2:
We're not getting anywhere.
Person 1:
Do you think he is trying? (Impatiently)
Person 1:
Maybe he is too weak. (unsympathetic.)
(Man looks exhausted and pauses, thinking.)
Person 2:
I know, maybe he could push and pull at the same time. (Man looks desperately from his one hand to the other. )
Person 1:
Yes! ... umm... stupid. There's only one of him.
(Man relieved, pause)
Person 1:
Why doesn't he get under the table and lift!
(Man crawls under the table.)
Person 2:
Are you ready down there?
(Man bravely gives thumbs up side from under the table.)
Person 1 and Person 2:
Lift, lift, lift ...
(Man slumps down motionless.)
Person 1:
(peering down) He's fallen down. He's not moving. (Not very concerned. Just an observation.)
Person 1:
Sleeping on the job. And he hasn't done anything yet.
Person 2:
This isn't working. Maybe we should take a break.
Person 1:
Or perhaps we should look for a different / another / a more suitable table.
Person 2:
Okay!
Person 1:
Let's go. (Get up and leave.)

This document copyright (c) 1995 by Mathew Pole. Reproduction and/or distribution for non-commercial purposes is permissible providing that the drama is left fully intact. Permission is given to modify the drama for personal use, under the condition that the changes are not redistributed. Please send additions or corrections to Mathew and Paulyn Pole (mathew.paulyn@iname.com)
Last changed: Saturday 12 August 1995