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FRIEND IN NEED – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: being persistent in prayer
Style: allegory/conversation: a friend
. persistently asks for some food
. until the neighbor gives in
Cast: WOMAN, FRIEND
Set & Props: housecoat
(The set is dark. There is knocking at the door.
DIM LIGHTS come up. Knocking continues. WOMAN,
in housecoat, creeps up to the door, curious but wary.)
WOMAN Who is it?
FRIEND It’s me, Tonya.
WOMAN It’s two in the morning.
FRIEND Please, open the door. I had unexpected friends
. drop by. Their car broke down, so they need
. a place to stay for a while.
WOMAN Well, they can’t stay here.
FRIEND No-no, they’ll be staying at my house.
. I just need to feed them. I’m completely
. out of food right now. Do you have any food
. to spare? Even if it’s just a few loaves
. of bread?
WOMAN Tonya, can it not wait until morning?
FRIEND With all their issues, they did not eat
. all day. I can’t send them to bed hungry!
WOMAN Tonya, please come back in the morning.
(WOMAN begins to walk away. Knocking continues.)
FRIEND Pleeeaaasse? I’m not going to go away until
. I get something!
(WOMAN stops to think, then decides to open the door.)
FRIEND Thank you – thank you – thank you.
. You have no idea how much I appreciate
. all of this.
WOMAN Did I have any choice?
FRIEND Not much?
WOMAN Follow me to the kitchen.
(WOMAN leads FRIEND off stage.)