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SCHOOL FOR SUPERHEROES – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC:        need for Jesus, need to share gospel
SCRIPTURE:    Matt.28:19-20
Style:        satire/conversation:  superheroes all try
.             to be very helpful, but when it comes to
.             getting someone to heaven, they discover
.             that only Jesus has the power to do that
Cast:         SUPERHEROES 1-3 (or as many as you want,
.              I have noted other numbers for example),
.             LEADER, ASSISTANT (optional),
.             PERSON 1-4, CHRISTIAN
Set & Props:  notebook, stuffed dog, apron, Bible,
.             superheroes can work on their own costume,

SCRIPT:

(SUPERHEROES all gather together.  
LEADER enters and addresses the superheroes.
LEADER can have the script in a notebook or textbook.)

LEADER        Hi, everyone.  Welcome –
.             to the school for superheroes.

SH.1          School?  Why do we have to go to school?

SH.2          Especially since my superpower
.             is to know everything.

SH.3          Yeah, exactly!
.             We’re ALREADY superheroes.

LEADER        It always helps to practice.
.             And we should never stop learning.

SH.4 (1)      So, you mean, we’re going to be tested
.             and stuff?

SH.5 (2)      There ARE some jobs where
.             you have to be tested every year
.             to stay “current.”

SH.6 (3)      If this is some new requirement,
.             I did not get the memo.

LEADER        You’re not afraid of a little test,      2
.             are you?

ALL           Nooooooooo...

LEADER        All right then, let’s have a review,
.             and a few tests, shall we?
.             Send out person-in-need number one.

(ASSISTANT goes to the side to cue for PERSON 1 to enter.
ASSISTANT just stands at the entrance waiting
for further orders.  If you don’t have an assistant,
just have PERSON 1, and all the others,
enter on their own.  PERSON 1 wanders in, crying.)

PERSON 1      Help!  Help!  Can anybody help me?

SH.7 (1)      I can save the day!
.             I have extra-ordinary eyesight.

SH.8 (2)      I can save the day!
.             I can jump – like – REALLY high.

SH.9 (3)      I can save the day.
.             I have a great sense of direction.

PERSON 1      I cannot find Woofy!

SH.7 (1)      That’s my little sister/brother, and
.             she/he’s talking about her/his stuffed dog.
.             (stepping forward)  I can save the day.
.             I’ll help find Woofy for you.

(SH.7/1 runs off stage and brings back a stuffed dog.
PERSON 1 grabs and hugs dog, then runs off.)

PERSON 1      Thank you, superhero sister/brother!

(SUPERHERO 7/1 rejoins the group, pleased.)

LEADER        Not bad.  Not bad at all.
.             Let’s try another one.  
.             Send in the next person-in-need.

(ASSISTANT cues PERSON 2 to enter.  Wearing an apron,
PERSON 2 enters, looking around frantically.)

PERSON 2      Where is help when you need it?          3
.             I need some help here!

(SUPERHEROES step forward.)

SH.10 (1)     I can save the day!
.             I have extra-ordinary hearing.

SH.11 (2)     I can save the day!
.             I can run – like – REALLY fast.

SH.12 (3)     I can save the day!
.             I have a great sense of smell.

PERSON 2      I need help setting the table.

(SH.10 & 12 shrink back, groaning.  SH.11 steps forward.)

SH.11 (2)     Okay, Mom.  I’ll save the day.
.             I’ll be there as soon
.             as superhero school is finished.

PERSON 2      Thank you, sweetie.

(PERSON 2 exits.  SH.11/1 rejoins the group.)

LEADER        Not bad.  Not bad at all.
.             Let’s have another test, shall we?
.             Send out the next person-in-need.

(ASSISTANT cues PERSON 3.  PERSON enters limping.)

PERSON 3      Help!  Help!  Can anybody help me?

(SUPERHEROES step forward as they talk.)

SH.13 (1)     I can save the day!  I have extra-ordinary
.             balance, and I’m extra bendy.

SH.14 (2)     I can save the day!
.             I can swim – like – REALLY far.

SH.15 (3)     I can save the day.
.             I have a great sense of humor.

PERSON 3      I hurt my leg,
.             and my lawn needs mowing.
.                                                      4
(SH.15/3 steps forward.)

SH.15 (3)     That’s my neighbor Mr/s. Miller.
.             Hi, Mr/s. Miller.  I can mow the lawn
.             for you.  I’ll be there as soon
.             as superhero school is finished.

PERSON 3      Oh thank you so very much.
.             I really appreciate that.

(PERSON 3 limps off.  SH.15/3 rejoins the group.)

LEADER        Excellent.  Now, we will see
.             how you handle the final test.
.             Send out the last person-in-need.

(ASSISTANT cues PERSON 4.  PERSON 4 enters very slowly,
looking very sad.  PERSON 4 stops to sit down to think,
wring their hands and look around.
SUPERHEROES slowly step forward as they talk.)

SH.16 (1)     Ah, so, ah, can I save your day?
.             Do you need any help?

PERSON 4      I want to go to heaven,
.             but I don’t know how.

SH.17 (2)     I do not have superpowers
.             to help with that one.

SH.18 (3)     None of us have the power to do THAT.

SH.19 (1)     And I kind of forget how that goes.
.             So what should we do then?

(CHRISTIAN enters carrying a Bible
and starts walking past PERSON 4.)

SH.20 (2)     Oh look, someone else is coming.

(CHRISTIAN sees PERSON 4 and stops.)

SH.21 (3)     Psh, what can s/he do?

(CHRISTIAN goes to PERSON 4.)

CHRISTIAN     Hi.  Are you okay?                        5

PERSON 4      I want to go to heaven,
.             but I don’t know how.

CHRISTIAN     Only Jesus can get you into heaven.
.             Only Jesus has the power to save your life.
.             Come on, I’ll tell you all about it.

PERSON 4      You will?  You can do that?

CHRISTIAN     All the answers to your question
.             are found in the Bible.

(PERSON 4 exits with CHRISTIAN.
SUPERHEROS all turn to LEADER.)

LEADER        And that’s what you want to do
.             to be the best superhero you can be.