:-) Window Washer Mime


This is a mime in which most of the action is done silently by one person. The second person enters at the end and makes a closing comment.

This drama can be effective in illustrating the way we are so concerned with how things look on the outside when actually it is the inside we need to straighten out. God looks at the inner man. I Samuel 16:7b, "...man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart."



A person walks on stage as though he were carrying a bucket of water and sets the bucket down beside himself. He outlines a window in front of him using a zipping motion, holding each corner. This allows the audience to imagine a window. He then picks up a rag out of the water and rings it out. In round motions he washes his window keeping inside the lines designated at the beginning. He drops the rag back into the water and picks up a squeegee. After running it along the window he runs his fingers down the edge of the squeegee to clean it and flicks the dirty water off his fingers. He repeats this approximately three times depending on the size of the window. After setting the squeegee in the bucket, he stands back with his hands on his hips to admire his job. Soon he notices a little spot so he focuses on this spot and tries to scrape it off with his nail. This doesn't work, so he breathes on it and wipes it with his sleeve.

After a short time, as he is getting more and more frustrated, a friend walks in, sees what is happening and breaks into laughter. After the friend has controlled his laughter, he says, "You'll never get it clean that way! The spot is on the inside." OR "Can't you see that you are scrubbing the outside when the spot is on the inside?" OR "Silly! The spot is on the inside!"

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