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WOULD YOU HELP ME? – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: helping others
SCRIPTURE: Acts 20:35, 1 Thess.5:14
Style: drama/conversation: a reporter tries
. to interview people on the street
. about their reasons for helping
Cast: REPORTER, PERSON 1-5
Set & Props: microphone
(REPORTER stands at center stage with a microphone.
PERSON 1 rushes past and REPORTER gets their attention.)
R Hi! I have a microphone! And I’m asking for help-
P1 Sorry, don’t have time.
(REPORTER turns around, imploring them to stop and talk.)
R But- Why?
P1 I have things - I need – I want – to do, and
. I really doubt that you could ever help me.
R Oh. Okay. Sure-
(REPORTER turns forward, realizing this futility.
PERSON 2 approaches with a swagger.)
R Hello. I’m asking for help today.
P2 Oh, am I going to be on TV? How do I look?
. Do I look okay? (checks their breath)
. Is my breath okay? I’m so excited.
. Okay, so what exactly is the question?
R Would you help me?
(PERSON 2 puts an arm around the REPORTER and poses.)
P2 Of course I would help you. You are so awesome!
. I simply love you. Why wouldn’t I help you?
R Would you help someone else? 2
P2 I don’t know. Who are they?
R Well, it could be – anybody...
P2 Hmmm, well, I couldn’t just help someone
. I didn’t know.
R But, you don’t know me, and you were willing
. to help me.
P2 But – you have a microphone. And a camera.
. That’s why. I don’t know what else to say.
(PERSON 2 wanders away, wondering what went wrong.
REPORTER sees PERSON 3 approaching.)
R Hi, I am asking the question – would you help me?
P3 How long will it take?
R I don’t know. Not long.
P3 How much will it cost?
R Probably not much.
P3 Because, I do put aside some money to use
. for random charity cases.
R That’s great. So you would help me then?
P3 Well, if there’s someone else who could help you,
. then I could save the money for someone else
. who could REALLY use it.
R So you would help someone else?
P3 Do they REALLY need the help? I mean, maybe
. their luck will change. Or maybe, they won’t
. even appreciate my help. I can’t work with that.
(PERSON 3 throws up an “I-give-up” hand.
REPORTER sees PERSON 4 approaching and sadly asks...)
R Hi, I am wondering if you would help me?
P4 If you have problems, it’s only because you
. asked for it.
R I did?
P4 Yeah. What’s your problem?
R Maybe someone mugged me.
P4 Your fault!
R How do you figure?
P4 You were in the wrong place, doing something wrong.
. Were you showing off your money and looking all
R I don’t think so.
P4 That’s your problem. You are not thinking.
R So you would NOT help me.
P4 I am helping. I just gave you some great advice.
R Ah, thank you?
(PERSON 4 exits with smug expression. PERSON 5
approaches and notices that REPORTER looks distraught.)
P5 Hi. Are you okay?
P5 Do you need any help?
R I didn’t ask yet.
P5 But, well, you look like you could use some help.
R I DO need help.
P5 Well, why don’t you turn your microphone off
. and tell me what it is.
(PERSON 5 escorts REPORTER off stage.)