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JOIN THE TEAM - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: predestination, salvation
SCRIPTURE: Rom.8:29-30, Col.3:12; 2Tim.2:10; 1Peter2:9
Style: allegory/conversation: team players ask
. players from the losing side to join them,
. whether they like them or not
Cast: Players: W-1, W-2, B-3, B-4,
. can add extras on both teams
Set & Props: could have team jerseys or matching tees
. W-1 & 2 need white; B-4 needs black;
. B-3 needs 3 tees (one for underneath, and
. a black one, a white one)
(Two TEAMS stand on either side of the stage.)
W-1 (to P-2) Hey, we should ask those people
. from the other team to join OUR team.
W-2 Why? Do we have to? I don’t like those people.
W-1 You should talk. Sometimes you are not
. that likeable.
W-2 But I’m on your team! You are supposed to LOVE me.
W-1 I DO love you. I just don’t always LIKE you.
W-2 Vice versa, Dude!
W-1 There you go. AND – we ARE supposed to love
. EVERYONE – even those people on the other team.
(W-1 steps forward toward the other team.)
W-1 Hey, do you want to come and join our team?
B-3 Why would we want to join your team?
W-1 Because we’re going to win.
B-4 So you say.
W-1 So I know... We have the best coach in the world.
B-3 I heard you can’t join your team unless you’re
. chosen by the coach.
W-2 It’s true!
B-4 See, so I can’t, even if I want to be.
W-2 There you go.
W-1 But you can. Just join! - And then you’re chosen.
. You’d be on the team.
B-4 You’re making it sound way too easy.
W-1 It is.
W-2 It’s not.
W-1 It IS easy to join the team.
B-4 Don’t we have to try out?
W-1 No. You just decide to join our team. That’s it.
W-2 But once you’re on the team, there’s lots
. of practices and exercises you should really do.
. And while we’re in the game, we can get hurt –
B-3 We get hurt too.
W-1 We have an excellent medical trainer with our team.
B-4 Wimps! When we get hurt, we just pull ourselves
. up by our bootstraps and get on with it.
. No one is going to stop to help us.
W-1 Well our coach also encourages team support.
B-3 Sounds great. I wish I would have been chosen.
W-1 Like I said, just join, and then you’re chosen.
B-3 (thinking) How does that even work?
W-1 The coach makes the rules. Are you’re going to stop
. to analyze and figure that out, or are you just
. going to join and make it happen?
B-3 You’re right.
B-4 Good riddance!
(B-4 joins black team as they wearily exit their side.)
W-1 You just need to get rid of your old jersey.
. You’ll get a new one here.
(B-3 takes off black tee. If there’s a coach,
coach can throw B-3 a white tee to put on.
If there’s not a coach, have one thrown in from off stage
or from an unseen person. B-3 puts on the white tee.)
WHITE TEAM: Let’s go!
(Entire white team runs off stage, eager to play.)