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ADAM AND EVE - written Tanis Harms
TOPIC: forgiveness, relationships
Scriptures: Genesis 3; Ephesians 5:22-33
Style: comedy/conversation: Adam and Eve
. have a typical argument while
. leaving the Garden of Eden
Cast: ADAM, EVE, NARRATOR
(ADAM and EVE slink on stage – embarrassed)
ADAM You had to take the fruit! You could have taken
. anything else. Like: an apple, or - orange.
. A banana, kumquat, kiwi, coconut, strawberry –
EVE You’re not going to list them all, are you?
ADAM (little louder) Avocado, pear, peach, pomegranate–
EVE You’re so immature!
ADAM (in EVE’S face) Green grape, red grape,
. lemon, lime –
EVE You ate from it too!
ADAM But you started it.
EVE What that snake said, made so much sense
. at the time. And come on, think about it –
. the pretty snake was TALKING!
ADAM You’re so gullible and weak. (now mockingly)
. Oh, let me just do what the pretty snake says.
EVE Whoa! It took a talking snake to convince me!
. It only took little ol’ me to say, “Try it”,
. and you just crumbled like a fragile sandcastle.
ADAM You think you have that much power over me?
EVE Then why don't you own up to your own actions
. and stop blaming me!?
(ADAM stops to think and scowl at EVE.)
ADAM You DO realize I’m going to be spending
. a lot more time at work now. So you just better
. not complain when I’m not home by suppertime.
EVE Just don’t go using that as an excuse.
. You better try really hard to be home
. at a decent hour, buster, because –
. it’s not like I’m going to have it easy, either!
. (holding stomach) In fact, I feel like -
. I want to throw up right now.
ADAM What do you mean? What’s – “throw up”?
. Just another type of excuse?
EVE I’m not sure! But I think I need to sit down.
. (sits) I think we’re going to have one of those
. babies God was talking about.
ADAM You mean, with all that pain? And all those
. possible complications?–
EVE Okay, okay, don’t rub it in! Adam – I’m scared.
ADAM (sits next to EVE) Me too. At least God
. forgave us when we asked Him. And we know
. He’s always there with us.
EVE Yes, but are YOU always going to be there for me?
. God did warn us that we’d have a lot of problems
. in our relationship now.
ADAM Yeah. Although, I’m not exactly sure what
. that means.
EVE Me thinks it includes miscommunication.
ADAM I – still don’t get it.
EVE Exactly. (frustrated gasp) We’re going
. to have work at talking CLEARLY to each other,
. and trying to understand each other.
ADAM Oh, yeah, well of course. And just remember,
. God said you were supposed to do exactly
. what I say.
EVE What?! N-NOOOoooo!
ADAM You heard Him say that I’m to be over you.
EVE You’re taking that way out of context.
. God said you were supposed to be
. the spiritual leader of the household,
. and I should respect that. But you have to be
. considerate. You have to consider - my feelings -
. or - you’ll have - you’ll... (begins to cry)
ADAM What are you doing now?
EVE I don’t know... Because, I don’t feel like
. you’re hearing me at all. And you’re –
. being so bossy, and speaking so harsh –
ADAM I don’t understand! You know, since you – WE –
. ate the fruit – you haven’t made any sense.
. (EVE gives ADAM a dirty look.)
. Nothing makes any sense!
EVE That’s what I’ve been saying. Aw!
. (drying her eyes) You know, God forgave us,
. but we’re going to have to forgive each other.
ADAM You’re right. It’s not going to be easy.
. Especially since I have a big pride issue.
EVE And is that going to always be YOUR excuse?
. Seriously, you don’t think I have the same issue?
ADAM All right-all right then. Come on.
. (EVE just looks at ADAM, about to cry again.)
. What? What is it now? Okay – okay-I love you...
. and – I’m sorry.
(EVE stands and puts her arms out for a hug.
ADAM rolls his eyes and gives her a hug.)
ADAM Okay, okay. Let’s go. We’ve got a lot of work
. to do. Like – something called “weeding.”
EVE And making more clothes. I'm just glad God gave us
. clothes made of animal skin. Your idea of leaves
. really did not work. But still, what do you think,
. does this dress make me look big?
ADAM Ahhhhh – (follows EVE off, wondering how to answer)