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Mar 2, 2013

The Complete Disciple

Performance: Lilydale Seventh-day Adventist Church - March 2, 2013
The brief given to Scott: A short play introducing the month's theme "The Complete Disciple" 

Cast - Jesus, Eager Disciple 1, Scholarly Disciple 2

Scene - Jesus sits on a chair (or stage rise) facing audience.
Disciples sit on floor facing Jesus, backs to audience.



Jesus: I am the vine. . .

[Disciple 1 jumps up and walks to the audience and begins to preach]
[ Jesus looks miffed briefly and then starts miming to the remaining disciple]

Disciple 1:  Jesus is the vine. He is . . . thin and has brown flaky skin. 
Jesus . . . grows grapes that we can . . . make wine to sell to our neighbours.
He . . . is the vine of . . . knowledge of . . .  god and evil??


[ Disciple 1 slowly returns and sits down during the following dialogue]

Jesus:  . . . now go and share this knowledge.

Disciple 2: No, master, just tell me more. I must know more.

Jesus: The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. . .

[Disciple 1 jumps up and walks to the audience and begins to preach]
[Jesus looks miffed briefly and then starts miming to the remaining disciple]

Disciple 1: The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, it’s . . . very small.
 Heaven is . . .  kind of spicy. . . . But probably not too spicy for those who don’t like spicy food.

[ Disciple 1 slowly returns and sits down during the following dialogue]

Jesus:  . . . now go and share this knowledge.

Disciple 2: No, master, just tell me more. I must know more.

 [Jesus thinks for a moment and smiles, and makes them put their arms around each other and gestures to hold onto each other.]

Jesus: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

[Disciple 1 tries to leave, Disciple 2 holds him down to wait until the end]

Jesus: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

[Disciple 1 pulls up Disciple 2 who wanted to stay. They leave down the aisle and exit the back of the room, while calling out as they exit]
[Jesus stands still as they go, looking out proudly]

Both Disciples: “Learn the ways of Jesus, Love him as he loves you. Share this message to your family and friends.”  (Repeat until you’ve left the room.)

[ Five or so seconds after the disciples have left the room and are quiet, He leaves side of stage nodding.]

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