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NOW I SEE (video) – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: salvation, need for Jesus
SCRIPTURE: John 9:39; 2 Cor.4:4,
Style: allegory/conversation: a person stumbles
. upon an optometrist office
. and discovers that they eyeglasses
Cast: PERSON, DOCTOR
Set & Props: eye chart, glasses, clipboard, pen, chair
(DOCTOR enters. While he/she is making notations on
a clipboard, a PERSON enters and wanders about the area,
waving their arms in front of them like they are almost
completely blind. PERSON nears the doctor.)
P Hey, there you are, Travis.
. I’ve been looking everywhere for you! You’re...
. (looking closer and closer at his watch) – LATE!
D I’m actually Dr. Smith.
P Oh, are you here to try the seafood pizza, too?
. I hear it’s really good.
D No, I’m here to work.
P YOU moonlight as a waiter?
D This is my optometrist office.
P Your office is in a restaurant?
D Perhaps while you’re here, you’d like to have
. your eyesight checked out.
P I’m sure that’s not necessary.
D Really? Well, if you can find the door,
. then I might agree with you.
(PERSON searches blindly for the door without success.
DOCTOR follows behind.)
D Well, you conveniently found your way into 2
. the examination area. How about that check up!
P I guess it wouldn’t hurt.
D Good call. So why don’t you step in front
. of the eye chart. That will tell us something.
P There’s an eye chart?
D There is.
P Maybe I don’t believe in the eye chart.
D The eye chart is right - over there.
(DOCTOR takes PERSON gently by the shoulders and
stands them facing in the proper direction.)
p How’s the eye chart going to help me see?
. Nothing has changed. See?
. Everything is still blurry.
D The eye chart is just a guideline
. to let you know if you need help.
P Who says the eye chart
. is the absolute authority?
D It was developed by experts many years ago.
. Again, the eye chart only gives us an indication
. of what is needed to help you have perfect vision.
P Maybe perfect vision is over rated.
. Maybe I don’t even believe in perfect vision.
D It’s a simple fix. Really.
P Ohhhhh, are you talking about glasses!?
. I definitely do NOT believe in glasses.
D And why is that?
P Well, okay, MAYBE I believe that eye glasses
. DO exist, and help out some people; but
. it’s just not for me. You know – they are –
. just not very cool.
D So it’s really more a matter of pride?
P You bet. I am not going to go looking like a fool.
D Don’t you think it’s foolish – when you -
. by choice – keep walking into things,
. keep getting lost, you can’t recognize people?...
P Whatever! I’m out of here.
(PERSON leaves and walks into a chair or hat rack.)
P Ouch! Well, ah, maybe it would be safer
. if I did believe in perfect vision.
. Where’s the chart again?
D Let me help you. Okay, stand right here.
(DOCTOR helps the PERSON face the eye chart.
PERSON leans forward, squinting.)
P Oh, is it that - white - fuzzy thing?
D Yes, now, which letters can you see from here?
P Eeeeee... I think.
D Is that all?
P Yes. Eeeeeeeeee.
D Yes, that would stand for
. “Eeeeeee–you need glasses to help you see.”
P Oh boy. Look, I told you,
. I don’t believe in glasses.
D It’s your choice, of course.
P I can’t say it’s been fun.
(PERSON begins to leave and walks into the chair again.
PERSON hops around with sore foot.)
P Ow-ow-ow! Okay-okay, I want the glasses.
. I NEED glasses!
D You want to believe in glasses now?
P Yes, I’m tired of running into things
. and getting lost. I want to see.
(PATIENT waits as doctor puts a pair of glasses on,
then looks around, totally amazed.)
P I – I can see. It’s amazing. And look!
. I can read the very bottom of the eye chart!
. And it all makes sense now!
. Thank you, doctor, thank you-thank you.
. (shaking DOCTOR’S hand)
D Hey, I just told you about glasses,
. the glasses are doing all the work.
P Oh man! I’ve got to tell everybody. I can see!
. I’m seeing the world in a whole new way!
. This is so amazing!
(PATIENT says the lines as he rushes out.)