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LIGHT FROM DARKNESS - written by Tanis Harms
SCRIPTURE: Is.9:1-4, 42:6-7, Job 12:22-25, Matt.4:16,
. John 3:19-21, 8:12, 11:9-10, 2Cor.4:4-6
Style: allegory/conversation: people have blinders on
. and are living in darkness,
. until they become Christians.
. One goes back to dark side
. but eventually sees the futility.
Cast: NARRATOR, PERSON 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Set & Props: black tippy table, black 3-legged stool,
. black wobbly chair, 4 black cups/mugs,
. 4 black blindfolds that you can see through,
. 1 bright light/lamp,
. one fancy white or colorful table,
. 2 white or colorful chairs, 4 white cups/mugs
. (set black furniture on one side of stage,
. and white furniture on the other)
NARRATOR 2 Corinthians 4:4-6 says, “The god of this age
. has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that
. they cannot see the light of the gospel
. of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
(All wearing blindfolds, PERSON 1-4 enter on the side
with the black furniture. PERSON 4 trips and bumps into
PERSON 1, who then bumps into PERSON 2.)
PERSON 4 Isn’t life great!
PERSON 1 I don’t know, something seems to be missing.
PERSON 3 Grow up – don’t you know that life
. is supposed to be a pain?
. You just have to make the most of it.
PERSON 1 Hey, I think I see a light.
. (pointing) Over there.
PERSON 4 You’re just imagining things.
PERSON 2 I think I see it too.
PERSON 4 Both of you are crazy.
(PERSON 5 enters on the side with the white furniture
and sits down. Seeing the interest of PERSON 1,
they call over.)
PERSON 5 Hey there, why don’t you join me?
PERSON 1 I think I just heard someone.
PERSON 4 Whatever you do, don’t listen to them!
. That person’s a complete loser.
PERSON 5 I can see things-
PERSON 4 (to P1) But they live a boring life.
PERSON 1 I’m going to check it out.
(PERSON 1 goes to the white furniture and stands there.)
PERSON 5 You know, you can choose to see, if you want.
PERSON 1 I can?
PERSON 5 Just remove your blindfold.
PERSON 1 It’s that simple?
PERSON 5 It is. I speak from experience.
PERSON 1 You lived in the darkness?
PERSON 5 I did, but my life has completely changed
. since then - for the better.
PERSON 1 I do want to see.
(PERSON 1 removes blindfold and lets it drop to the ground.)
PERSON 1 Wow! I can see. This is great.
. This is what was missing. This is awesome.
PERSON 5 So, sit down and join me.
. Tell me about yourself
(PERSON 1 sits on the white chair furthest away 3
from the black set. PERSON 1 and 5 mime a conversation.
PERSON 3 feels around and finds the wobbly black chair.
Sitting down, PERSON 3 then feels for a black cup
and drinks from it.)
PERSON 3 Hey found something to sit on,
. AND something to drink.
(PERSON 4 feels around and finds a black mug and drinks,
wincing from the bad taste.)
PERSON 4 This is SO awesome! Whoops, I spilled some.
(PERSON 3 and 4 laugh. PERSON 2 feels around
for a black cup and drinks. PERSON 4 takes another drink
while taking a step back, then trips over
the 3-legged stool, laughing.)
PERSON 4 Hey, I found something to sit on, too.
(While still holding the mug, PERSON 4 fumbles around
to set the stool upright and sits on it precariously.)
PERSON 4 Living life on the edge is so cool.
. (to P1) You don’t know what you’re missing.
PERSON 1 Actually I do, and I prefer this.
PERSON 2 I think I’m going to try that too.
. This is getting old.
(PERSON 2 takes off blindfold, steps over to
white furniture and sits down.)
PERSON 2 This IS nice.
PERSON 4 But you’re not over here partying with us.
PERSON 1 We’re still friends with you.
PERSON 3 But WE have something to drink.
PERSON 1 So do we.
(PERSON 1, 2 and 5 drink from white cups.)
PERSON 2 Mm, this is really good. I mean, this 4
. is way better than what I had over there.
PERSON 4 So, you think you’re better than us.
PERSON 1 No we don’t. Why don’t you join us?
PERSON 4 No thank you. Why don’t you join us?
PERSON 2 Actually, I-I think I WILL just - go over
. and join them. Maybe I can convince them
. that they ARE really missing something.
PERSON 5 You know, it’s just not worth it.
PERSON 2 But maybe if I can show them that I’m still cool,
. they’ll see that what we have is not so bad.
PERSON 5 How do you figure? You realize, once you
. take off your blindfold, you can’t put it back on.
PERSON 2 Why would you say that?
PERSON 5 Look, to go back there and do what you were doing,
. it’s not going to be the same.
. You’ll be able to see all the blackness.
. In fact, it will seem even more hopeless
. than before.
PERSON 2 I’ll just ignore that part.
PERSON 5 That’s where the big danger comes in.
PERSON 1 She/he’s speaking from experience, you know.
. Do you really want to go back to that?
PERSON 2 I know what I’m doing. I can handle it.
PERSON 4 (talking into hands) Luke, come to the dark side.
(PERSON 3 and 4 laugh. PERSON 2 joins in the laughter.)
PERSON 2 Whatever. I’ve been missing out on the fun.
. (walks to black side) I’m baaaack.
PERSON 4 All right, party on.
PERSON 2 (drinks from black cup) Cheers! 5
. Ew. This really doesn’t taste that good.
(PERSON 3 and 4 drink, laugh and wobble in their chairs.
Wobbling so much, 4 falls over, and bumps and
knocks over PERSON 2 in the process. PERSON 3 laughs.)
PERSON 2 Hey, that hurt.
PERSON 3 Be careful, then.
PERSON 4 Am I supposed to care?
PERSON 2 (stands up & brushes off dirt)
. You know what? This isn’t as good
. as I remembered. Now that the blindfold
. has come off, I see it for what it really is.
PERSON 4 Oooo, la-de-dah!
PERSON 3 (to P2) Really? Is it that much better?
. Can I go with you?
PERSON 4 (to P3) You’re just going to wimp out on me?
PERSON 2 There’s nothing worthwhile here.
PERSON 4 Not true. I can do whatever I want
. and no one can see me.
(PERSON 3 takes off blindfold. PERSON 2 and 3 watch as
PERSON 4 steals all the cups and “sneaks off” with them,
stumbling as he leaves.)
PERSON 4 Losers!
(PERSON 2 and 3 shake their heads sadly,
then join PERSON 1 and 5 on the white side,
shaking hands in introductions, then exit together.)
NARRATOR Isaiah 42:6-7 says “I, the Lord, have called you
. in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand.
. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant
. for the people and a light for the Gentiles,
. to open eyes that are blind, to free captives
. from prison and to release from the dungeon
. those who sit in darkness.”