Scott Wegener is a multi award-winning creative writer who believes in looking on the lighter side of life’s predicaments but still values how serious life is. This site features a wide variety of Scott's published and performed works. If you want to use any of these pieces, or commission something origional, contact Scott Wegener

May 12, 2018

Life of Clair

Brief: Mother's Day service on a woman's courage a mother's love.
Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - May 12, 2018

Set to music Clair de lune
(Timing cues)

(00) mother and father stand face to face, staring at ground motionless.

(After opening stanza) Slowly look up and at each other.

Mother slowly raises her hand and sorrowfully strokes fathers check.

0:35 Father picks up suitcase and leaves, leaving mother staring at door for a few moments after he’s gone.

1.03 She picks up baby with joy in her heart at first, turns to trying to quiet/settle Baby asleep in her arms.

1:40 Takes baby out of room.

1:50 Mother returns, hair is in pony tail and wearing apron. Takes ‘month’ off calendar or winds wall click forward, makes sandwich, primary daughter who followed her in waits - snatches once sandwich is given and leaves without acknowledgement to mother.

Mar 31, 2018

Doubts

Brief: Easter service skit about Thomas' Doubts
Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - March 31, 2018

[Thomas begins to walk down isle towards the stage, carrying fishing nets and rope]
Crowd 1: Hey Thomas! Where’s that messiah of yours? Oh, that’s right. He got stuck up a tree! Shame that. Hahahha [mutters and sits down] Messiah, Yeah right.
[Thomas hurries to other side of stage and begins to sort out his nets, then]
Crowd 2: Oi! Weren’t you one of those trouble maker followers of Jesus of Nazareth? The priests would like a word with you ! They want to know where you’ve hidden his body. Oi, where you going? [mutters and sits] Trouble maker.
[Thomas grabs the nets and rushes off stage - three disciples enter the balcony area and Thomas arrives just as they start to bar the door shut - there’s a table with food set up - Thomas has fishing nets in his arms ] 

Feb 3, 2018

The Why Thousand Years

Brief: Article about the Seventh-day Adventist fundamental belief 28 about the Millennium
Published: RECORD - February 3, 2018
 
Stopovers when travelling by air are generally good to avoid. That way you’re lessening the risk of disconnected flights, not to mention the opportunity for luggage to go missing.
However, there’s one stopover that will be a rewarding experience, even though it involves a 1000-year wait to go home—without your baggage too.
I’m talking about a stopover to end all stopovers—the millennium in heaven spoken about in the Bible.
It’s a common belief that people will be going to heaven for eternity. However, a little Bible study reveals we’re only there for a mere 1000-year stopover—and I say “only” because that’s not much longer than our great-great-(etc)-grandfather, Methuselah, lived for. After that we arrive back home on earth again. This means the rousing last verse of Amazing Grace really needs to be sung “When we’ve been there 1000 years . . .” to be biblically correct.
But don’t get upset at being returned to earth. I agree the proposition of leaving heaven to end up back on earth initially sounds like you’ve being downgraded from first-class luxury to miserable-class torture. But fear not, the earth is being reinstalled to its original sin-free goodness soon after our return.

Dec 23, 2017

Prince of Peace

Brief: Christmas service skit to complement the theme 'Prince of Peace'
Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Dec 23, 2017

 [Water lapping and boat sail sounds. Jesus leads and lies down, other two follow and talk: ] 

P: Didn't I tell you Bartholomew? Jesus is the MAN! Did you see how he handled that angry mob of people? He just peacefully walked through them. Man they were angry. I would have let them have it. 

B: He's always so peaceful.... 

P: [sigh] It's so good to sit down and get away from it all for a few hours. 

B: Easy for you to say, Pete, YOU don't get boat sick. 

P: Oh, you'll be fine this time, Barf-boy. Look at the sky full of stars, plain sailing from here. 

Nov 25, 2017

Legacy

Brief: a skit to complement a sermon on Legacy to church and community
Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Nov 25, 2017


[Sombre background funeral organ music plays. Sam comes in and sits on one end of a row of chairs. An extra comes in and sits opposite end, then Joe comes in and sits in the middle. All have a funeral program and look through (has script in it :). Sam however has a pen out, thinks for a bit and then writes occasionally, but crosses out soon after.]

J: Huh! So his middle name was Bartimaeus

S: Yeah, he kept that secret well.

J: I see you're doing the eulogy.

S: Yeah.

J: So you were good friends with Matt?

S: Yes, long-time friends.

J: Aahhh, so much to talk about, hey. It's always hard to know what to leave out?

S: Well, I'm having trouble thinking of anything meaningful actually.

J: Oh, what have you got so far?

S: Well, not much really.... He was nice.

Nov 2, 2017

Jumpin Jerry

Brief: ‘Jump’ - some of the times when people were healed they would jump for joy.
Performance: Mountain View College junior day of worship - Nov 2/3, 2017
 
S: Hello girls and boys. My name’s Sarah the story teller, and it's so good to see you all here...

J: Hang on, hang on, stop right there!

S: Jerry, I'm about to tell these children a story. Can you wait?

J: You're telling stories alright! What do you mean you're happy to 'see' them all.

S: I AM very happy to see them.

J: No, you can't be!

S: Why not. They appear to to be well mannered... so far at least.

J: But you can't be happy to 'SEE' them... you're a puppet, you've got no eyes!

S: Yes I do! I had them sewn on the other night ... see!

J: Oh, right, my apologies, I forgot my glasses, my buttons aren't what they used to be. What's this story about anyway? Is it about the time you sneezed and a spaghetti came out your nose?? I love that story!!

S: NO Jerry. The story isn't about me. And we don't talk about the spaghetti incident in public, remember?

J: Oh... is it about the time I got a fidget spinner stuck up my nose? Boy did that make me fidget!

Oct 21, 2017

My God's More Awesome

Brief: a puppet show for a Children's church on the theme 'God is Awesome"
Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Oct 21, 2017

Note: where possible, the puppeteer for ‘Onlooker’ needs to look/dress similar to each other.

Bragger 2: Wow, it's dry out there, it hasn't rained for weeks!

Bragger 1: You know, the God I believe in is so awesome He can make it rain ANY time He wants to.

Bragger 2: Yeah, well MY God is so awesome He can make it rain any time He wants to AND can also make fire come down from the sky.

Bragger 3: Really? Well MY God is so awesome He can make it rain any time, bring fire from the sky AND make the sun stop if He wants to.

Bragger 4: Well MY God is so awesome He can make it rain water or fire, stop the sun AND cause the stars to fall.

Bragger 5: My God is so awesome He can not only make it rain water or fire, stop the sun and cause the stars to fall, but He ALSO created this whole earth... [smugly]  just by speaking!

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