Performance: Kindergarten - "Big Camp", Victoria April 2013
The brief given to Scott: A short play on short script for 2 or 3 situated down on the farm with a farmer is speaking to two animal puppets about the creation around them and all God has create.
Bernie: sensible, inquisitive animal
Wallace: frivolous, know it all.
Farmer Dave: kind, intelligent, God loving.
Bernie: Hey Wallace,
Wallace: Yes Bernie
Bernie: Where do Chickens come from?
Wallace: Umm, they come from eggs, Bernie
Bernie: I know that, but where do the eggs come from?
Wallace: Umm they come from Chickens.
Bernie: But where did that chicken come from?
Wallace: An egg?
Bernie: Yeah, but before that egg
Wallace: A chicken,
Bernie: I know that, but what about before that chicken
Wallace: An egg. That’s how it goes, Chicken lays an egg, hatches a chicken, who lays an egg, chicken, egg, chicken, egg, chicken egg, chicken egg, chicken egg chick . . .
Bernie: I get it! But what came very first? Was it a chicken?
Wallace: No a chicken came from an egg.
Bernie: So an egg came first
Wallace: No the egg came from a chicken
Bernie: Oh STOP IT! What was the very, very, very, very, very first thing, a chicken or an egg?
Wallace: Dunno, maybe they always eggsisted, ha, ha, EGGsisted, get it, EGG - sisted!
Bernie: Yes, I get it. Oh maybe Farmer Dave knows. Farmer Dave!!
Farmer: Hi what’s up guys?
Bernie: We’ll we were wondering, where do chickens come from?
Farmer: Well, as I recall they come from eggs
Wallace: Told you!
Bernie: No, no, no, I mean what came very very, VERY first! The chick or the egg.
Farmer: Well let me see. I think it would have been a chicken.
Wallace: Told you!
Bernie: Ok, but where did that chicken come from?
Wallace: An egg,
Farmer: No actually, the very, very, VERY first chicken didn’t come from an egg?
Wallace: It didn’t?
Wallace: Did it come from a pet shop?
Farmer: No, Wallace, God made it
Bernie: God made it?
Farmer: Yes, God mad everything.
Bernie: God made EVERYTHING!!???
Farmer: Yes he did.
Bernie: Did he make Cows too?
Wallace: And piggys?
Bernie: And frogs and dogs?
Wallace: And birds and kangaroos and zebras and lions and bees and whales?
Farmer: All of those, yes.
Bernie: What about . . . flowers, and grass?
Farmer: Yes, those too!
Wallace: Ok, what about the sun and moon?
Farmer: He did.
Bernie: Wow. God made everything!
Wallace: Hang on, hang on, what about that fence over there. He didn’t make that I saw You making that Farmer Dave.
Farmer: Well, I did put it together
Wallace: I See! So God didn’t make everything!!?
Farmer: No well just a minute, what is the fence made out of?
Wallace: Umm, wood?
Farmer: That’s right, and where did wood come from?
Farmer: That’s right, and who made the trees?
Farmer: Yes. God created everything during the first 6 days of earth. It’s what we call creation.
Wallace: What about your tractor, did God make that? Cause if he did he didn’t do a very good job, it keeps breaking down!
Farmer: It does, doesn’t it. Well a tractor was put together by people, but they used things found on the world, like metal, to make the tractor. And it was God who made the metal and everything else.
Bernie: Wow, so God really did make everything on the world!
Farmer: Yes he did. In only six days.
Bernie: Six days,
Farmer: Yes indeed
Bernie: The whole world?
Farmer: That’s right
Wallace: Wow, it took you 6 months to finish just that fence!
Farmer: That is true, I could have done it quicker if someone didn’t’ keep taking my hammer
Wallace: Oh, yeah, sorry about that, we were just practicing for the Olympics?
Farmer: What do you need a hammer for in the Olympics?
Wallace: The Hammer throw!
Farmer: I see.
Bernie: Well thanks for your help farmer Dave.
Farmer: No problems guys, see you later
Bernie: It’s nice to finally know where chickens came from.
Wallace: What about ducks
Bernie: What about ducks?
[start to leave]
Wallace: Where do they come from? Was it an egg, or a duck, that came from an egg that came forma duck that come form and egg . . .
Bernie: Oh boy.