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MAKE-OVER STORY - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: Christian attributes, internal beauty
SCRIPTURE: 2 Cor.5:17, Eph.4:17-32
Style: satire/spoof on What Not to Wear:
. hosts tell a fashion victim what would
. make her more beautiful on the inside
Cast: HOSTS 1 (Stancy) & HOST 2, WOMAN
Set & Props: purses, accessory jewelry, hats,
. scarves, trash can
(WOMAN enters, looking around like she's window-shopping.
She is carrying many purses and wearing a lot of jewelry,
hats and scarves. HOSTS 1 and 2 jump onto stage.
WOMAN is first shocked, then embarrassed.)
HOST 1 Stop. WE are the fashion-disaster police,
. and you are under arrest for breaking the laws
. on fashion.
HOST 2 We have a report here from your friends
. who say that you are a complete fashion disaster.
. And boy – are they right!
HOST 1 Step right over here so we can get
. a better look at you.
HOST 2 First thing that we notice is all of this –
. which is just weighing you down.
WOMAN That’s what I want. It shows everyone
. that I’m successful.
HOST 1 It looks more like over-kill to me.
. Which then - looks like insecurity.
. What does “success” mean to you, anyway?
WOMAN (shrugging) Having many things.
HOST 2 Did you steal any of these things?
(WOMAN hangs her head in shame.)
HOST 1 Well let’s start here. These really imply 2
. greed and selfishness.
(HOST 1 takes all purses and tosses them into trash can.
HOST 2 takes off all hats to throw them to the trash can.)
HOST 2 And what do we have going on up here?
. This pride just makes your head look really big,
. which distracts from any true beauty you have.
. Snobbishness is not an attractive look at all.
(WOMAN tries to cover her hair with her hands.
HOST 1 takes off green scarves to add to the trash can.)
HOST 1 Especially with this green shade of envy
. and jealousy. This does nothing for you.
HOST 2 And this just screams lies-all-lies!
(HOST 2 takes off all the jewelry and throws them away.)
HOST 1 So can you see how you’d look and feel better
. if you were truly rid of these things?
WOMAN Yeah, a little, I guess. It would be like if
. a load had been lifted off of me.
HOST 2 What we would want to see, is a person
. who was willing to work for what you needed
. and then share with those less fortunate.
. The only accessory you would really need
. to be wearing is contentment.
HOST 1 Now, using what we just taught you,
. we want you to go out and find something else
. that would work for you?
(WOMAN goes back to rummage through the trash.)
HOST 2 Oh no, wh-what is she doing? Stancy!
. We need to go to her aid right now.
(HOST 1 and 2 take the items out of the WOMAN'S hand
and throw them back into the trash can.)
HOST 1 Put - the - envy - down.
. Have we taught you nothing?
HOST 2 Stancy, why don't we show her other
. alternatives which would complement her,
. and make her look great.
HOST 1 By all means! So – one classic that works
. for everybody - is trying on some kindness
. and graciousness.
WOMAN (shaking HOST 1’s hand) Thank you.
HOST 1 Now, as we get closer, and get to know you better,
. we notice that there still other details
. which would need to be addressed. The finer
. details, such as - what do we see going on-
. right around here... (motions to WOMAN'S eyes)
. What about these dark rings under your eyes?
. What have you been doing to yourself?
WOMAN Ah, it’s probably from all the partying
. and corruption. Can’t a girl have fun?
HOST 1 THIS kind of fun – does not look good on you.
. Because even with all the so-called “fun,”
. you’ve sure got a LOT of frown lines.
HOST 2 Obviously, you need to be wearing joy.
(WOMAN turns her frown into a huge, forced smile.)
HOST 1 Noooo, fake - too fake. We are talking about
. inner joy, no matter what.
HOST 2 This can only be achieved by the application
. of faith and love.
WOMAN Well, you just have no idea what I’ve had
. to put up with. I’m married to such a loser-idiot.
. And all the people I work with - all morons.
HOST 2 OOOO-kay! That is not an attractive look
. at all. What makes you beautiful are words
. that build others up.
WOMAN Ohhh, like, I should support and encourage
. my husband? And see the potential in others
. and praise them when they try?
HOST 1 Yes-yes. That would look far better.
. It would also FEEL better to work on these things.
WOMAN (clenching fists) I could, but do you know
. how much effort that would take?
HOST 2 I can see that it would be a lot easier
. if you weren’t so angry. Just take a look
. at those clenched fists in our 3-way mirror.
. That won't match with anything!
. In fact, it's down-right scary!
WOMAN Maybe I want to be scary.
HOST 1 Oooo, so much clashing anger, which is
. what gives you these ill-shaped eyebrows.
. You need to forgive-forgive-forgive.
. I’m guessing you need to forgive a whole bunch
. of people, and God, as well as yourself.
. That is the key to any makeup.
HOST 2 What also is standing out, is all these
. worry lines on your forehead. I would
. strongly recommend an injection of hope
. and the renewing spirit of your mind.
. You really should not worry about anything.
. That will destroy any complexion.
(WOMAN’S shoulders sag. HOST 1 turns WOMAN sideways
and points out her posture.)
HOST 1 May we just add, you can improve any posture
. by being confident in the Lord.
WOMAN I don’t think I can pull this look off at all.
. There's so much to think about – and do.
HOST 2 No, you are so absolutely right. At least,
. not on your own you can’t. Only God can give you
. a complete makeover. All you have to do is
. give HIM your heart. And He will make you
. a brand new BEAUTIFUL person, from the inside out.
HOST 1 (to congregation) Are you - ready to submit
. yourself to the ultimate Makeover Artist?