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MODELING HUMILITY – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: giving glory to God
SCRIPTURE: Ps.9:2, 34:2; Prov.29:23; Is.2:17;
. Matt.18:4; 1 Cor.6:20; James 4:6
Style: allegory/conversation: models are asked
. to bring attention to the designer and
. his clothing, not to themselves
Cast: MODELS 1 & 2, COORDINATOR
Set & Props: winter coat, raincoat
(COORDINATOR enters, followed by MODELS 1 and 2.
COORDINATOR carries a winter coat and a raincoat.)
C You have been chosen to represent
. the designer’s clothing line.
. The purpose is to bring attention
. not only to the designer –
. but also to the clothes -
. to let others see how lovely,
. as well as how practical they are.
. Today’s runway will feature outerwear.
. This winter coat is designed
. to protect people from the cold,
. while the raincoat is designed
. to protect people from the rain.
M 1 I want the winter coat.
. I know I can work that –
. (looks at Model 2)
. far better than you can.
M 2 It doesn’t really matter to me.
. I’m just so happy to be
. representing this designer.
. Whatever the designer wants for me –
. I’ll work with that –
. and I’ll be ecstatic.
M 1 AWE-some! I’m modeling the winter coat.
C (gives raincoat to Model 1)
. Actually, the designer wants you
. to model the raincoat.
M 1 Seriously?
C The designer chose you
. exactly for this purpose.
M 1 But I want to model the winter coat.
C (gives winter coat to Model 2)
. The designer wants this other girl
. to model the winter coat.
M 1 (resigning) Whatever.
. At least I’m in the show.
(As the MODELS put their coats on, COORDINATOR speaks.)
C Just remember - YOU - are NOT - the show.
. The show is all about the clothes
. and how practical they are.
. Stay focused. And everything will be fine.
. I’ve seen it all too often –
. models who get too caught up
. in themselves and the “show” –
. and that – is when they trip.
(MODEL 1 flaps her lips together and waves her hand –
like – there’s no way that would ever happen to her.)
C Especially when it goes
. as far as hair-flipping.
. By the time you are hair-flipping – beware.
. (looks at MODELS) So, are we ready?
(MODEL 1 puts her hands out and moves her fingers
to motion “bring it on,” but balks when
COORDINATOR motions for MODEL 2 to lead the way.
MODEL 2 begins at one end of the stage,
speaking to the congregation as she models the coat.)
M 2 As you see, this awesome coat
. is made of a high-quality,
. tightly spun wool so that
. it is durable, and is extremely warm.
. (reaches the end, poses, then walks back)
. The designer is brilliant at making wonderful
. products such as this fabulously luxurious coat.
(MODEL 2 poses again when she reaches the end. MODEL 1
steps forward and lightly pushes MODEL 2 out of the way
and begins her strut which takes her all over the stage
with lots of poses which are not about the coat at all.)
M 1 Look at me – I’m such a great person.
. See how I make this coat look good.
. See how I’m helping people know how
. to dress better and look good.
. Although, I highly doubt
. anyone can look as good as I do.
. And nobody has helped me do this.
C (tries to whisper directions to Model 1)
. Ah, the designer! He made what you are wearing.
M 1 (ignores Coordinator)
. I am making it work, though.
. Without me, this coat would fail miserably.
. See how good I am? I am way better than –
. THOSE people over there.
. And, oh, so much better than all of them.
. (points in random directions)
C Pride goes before the fall.
M 1 What pride? I’m just super confident.
. (flips her hair)
. I’m happy with myself because
. I’ve got it all together, and all going on.
(MODEL 1 flips her hair again, becomes dizzy, then trips
and falls to the ground. MODEL 2 and COORDINATOR
put their hands over their mouths in shock and concern.
MODEL 1 lies there for a few moments without moving.
Finally, MODEL 1 moves slightly. MODEL 2 and
COORDINATOR display some anxious hope.
Sighing, MODEL 1 just sits up.)
M 1 Well, that was so humiliating.
C (whispers encouragement) Get up.
M 1 Why? What’s the point?
C You can still get up and go on.
. Show the people the coat.
M 1 But I’m so embarrassed.
C Please! If you just stay there, or worse,
. run away, it’ll be even more embarrassing.
. You can still redeem yourself.
. Just feature - the coat.
M 1 The coat. (thinks) The coat!
. (gets up, strikes a nice pose featuring the coat)
. Notice, that even after falling down,
. the coat did not wrinkle.
. Or make a lot of noise on the way down.
. And this stylish coat –
. is one hundred percent waterproof
. to protect you from all wind and rain,
. while still allowing the right amount
. of ventilation and comfort.
. The designer really is brilliant,
. and makes all his products,
. not only durable,
. but spectacularly beautiful.
(MODEL 1 reaches the end, poses and bows. ALL clap,