:-) Living Water Drama


Characters

Both wear black and have painted faces.

Script

Pl and P2 stand several feet apart facing each other, sideways to the audience, with heads down.

Both start together by looking around in a big semi-circle with one hand shielding their eyes. They both see each other and wave.

They walk towards each other and shake hands looking pleased to see one another. Then they both look towards the audience and show a look of disgust and dislike. They look back to one another (pleased), back to the audience (disgusted) and finally back to one another (pleased), then return to their original positions, heads down.

Again, they look around, see one another and wave.

They run towards each other as if to embrace, arms outstretched, but miss. Both looks around as if to say, "Where could he have gone!" Both turn around slowly, see each other suddenly, wave, run towards each other and miss again. Both look around, shrug and return to original positions, heads down.

Again, they look around, see one another and wave.

They walk towards each other and shake hands looking pleased. When they go to move away, they find that they are stuck. They pull and tug. Eventually, Pl puts his foot on P2's leg and pulls. They come apart and Pl falls over. Pl gets up and dusts himself off. Both look puzzled. They return to original positions, heads down.

Again, they look around, see one another and wave.

They walk towards one another and go to shake hands, but P2 reacts as though he has received an electric shock. Pl offers his hand again. P2 looks dubious, offers his hand and receives another shock. Pl looks at his own hand puzzled, taps it and offers it again. P2 is very reluctant to shake again. He experiences a moment of indecision and then goes to shake receiving yet another shock.

P2 immediately withdraws and puts his arms up in front of him as if to make a wall (if you wish, he can mime building a wall). Pl looks surprised, moves forward and finds the wall between him and P2. Pl tries shouting and waving, but to no avail. He walks around P2 feeling the dimensions of the wall. Then, unable to penetrate, he walks dejectedly back to his place. Both face the audience.

Pl puts his hand to his ear as if he's heard something. He moves around on the spot, stopping a couple of times to see if he can hear it again. Pl sees something on the ground and points to it as he walks to the place. P2 becomes curious and watches from behind his wall. Pl starts to scoop water in his hands and drinks. As he does, great joy and freedom comes over his face. P2 slowly comes forward and also drinks, experiencing the same joy and freedom as a result. They notice one another with surprise and embrace. Then Pl points to the water and then to the audience, P2 nods in agreement, and both bend down and joyfully splash imaginary water on the audience.

Explaination

For Non-believers: Because of sin, man has broken relationships. l) hypocrisy, 2) misunderstanding, 3) possessiveness, or being trapped, 4) unintentional hurts which make us build walls from fear of being hurt again. Only in Jesus, the living water, can we find acceptance, forgiveness and restored relationships with our fellow man.

For Believers: Because of sin in our lives, we experience broken relationships. We must come to Jesus, the living water, when the Spirit convicts us of our need to repent and be fill anew. Once we have tasted again of God's grace and forgiveness through Jesus, we can forgive one another and experience restored relationships


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