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Mary finds out she's going to have a baby
Required Actors: Angel 1 Angel 2 Mary STAGE Mary is at home and looking a bit tearful. (Poor house wall, or furniture, or an empty stage with a spotlight on Mary.) Angel 1 and Angel 2 have a vantage point where they can see what's happening, standing higher than Mary ideally. CURTAIN UP Angel 1 - Hi Mary, How you doing? Why are you crying? Mary - Well if you had my problems, you'd be a bit upset! Angel 1 - Wanna talk about it? It's sometimes helps. Mary - Well, how would you feel if you were going to get married next week, and you'd never even kissed a boy, and then you discovered... Angel 1 - ... that you were going to have a baby?
[pushes Angel 2 through the door] .. I'd don't want to scare you or anything.Well. you'll do it better than me..No! Angel 1 . no don't faint. with wooden mallets and wood. you remember those old stories the Messiah? Mary .Oh no. Go on. and that was the most difficult! Angel 2 .I'm OK. I did the last one.make it look a bit like a carpenters shop. Mary . really Angel 1 .No. Angels are outside CURTAIN UP Angel 1 . Angel 1 .That's better! God has chosen you..You're not getting away with that. How did you know? I don't even know you! Angel 1 .[faints] Angel 1 . He sent me to tell you that the baby you're having is actually the Son of the most high God! Mary ....Mary .. but. it's like this. CURTAIN DOWN Scene 2 The angels talk to Joseph Required Actors: Angel 1 Angel 2 Joseph STAGE Joseph's workshop . you've had a bit of practice.Well.Oh no! I think I've got some smelling salts here somewhere.It's your turn.
I'm getting married next week and I haven't even build the table yet! Angel 2 .Who.How do you know about Mary? Angel 2 .[looks shocked] Angel 2 . Mary has been chosen to have a really important baby boy. she's been told WHO he is.Well.Go on.Ask Mary. God! Joseph .You could have knocked! Who are you anyway? Have you got my delivery.. and I've been told to tell you WHAT his job is.Not exactly Joseph . Joseph .Joseph .I'm sure Mary will be very happy! Joseph .What from Mary? Angel 2 . Angel 2 . erh Joseph .. This baby will save his people from their sins. spit it out! I'm a busy man.I .You see. eh actually that's why I'm here. I ordered some wood last week. I've got a message.I don't believe it! Angel 2 . Joseph .Well actually. then! Angel 2 . CURTAIN DOWN Scene 3 Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth Required Actors: Angel 1 Angel 2 Cousin Elizabeth Mary .
I struck him dumb.I don't believe it! That's just like what happened to my husband.Yeah. Mary and Elizabeth . you didn't... and this chap comes along and says he's a messenger from God.I could say the same about you! Mary . but he didn't believe me.I thought that went rather well.. Zacharias? Angel 1 .I would never have believed it! You. did you? Angel 1 . what's his name.. Angel 2 .STAGE Angels have a vantage point A courtyard .Shut up.. Angel 2 . and his job is 'to prepare the way of the Lord Angel 1 . This should be interesting. he was at work. having a baby! And at your age too! Elizabeth .Stage walls painted like rough walls and with pots of flowers. Well one day. but this messenger from God turned up one day. here they come..[walk into the courtyard] Mary . Mary .Did you tell her husband. I've got news. and said that I was going to have a baby.and he said that I was going to have a baby called John.No. sacrificing in the temple.Wow! Elizabeth . ... Or an empty stage with pots of flowers. and he was going to be 'the Son of the Most High God' Elizabeth .Well. I had to take drastic action. You know he works at the temple in Jerusalem..What did you do? Angel 1 . I think you might find it a bit difficult to believe. Mary and Elizabeth wait off stage CURTAIN UP Angel 2 .
Come on. you know. cardboard palm trees and a donkey which can be sat on (could be made from cardboard with a stool behind) Mary .No. Angel 1 .[sitting on the donkey] Joseph .CURTAIN DOWN Scene 4 The road to Bethlehem Required Actors: Angel 1 Angel 2 Mary Joseph Donkey either actor or prop STAGE On the way to Bethlehem. they'll go along the river Jordan and up to Bethlehem. with a donkey Ideally. CURTAIN DOWN Scene 5 Birth in the Stable Required Actors: Angel 1 Angel 2 Mary Joseph . They won't want to chance the Samaritan route.Well for once I've got it right! Angel 2 . I win. look. let's let down the Bethlehem and see what happens there.[leading the donkey] Angels have a vantage point CURTAIN UP Angel 1 . Angel 1 .Well I reckon they'll go through Samaria. No. they are turning left.No. Jews and Samaritans don't get on. Angel 2 .
[follow the stranger off stage] Angel 1 .You're right It's not safe. Baby cries from off stage CURTAIN DOWN Scene 6 .[Enters from offstage and comes up to Joseph] Stranger . she's going to have the baby any minute now..I'm desperate! My wife is just about to have a baby! Stranger.[walks off stage] Joseph and Mary . Joseph . I keep animals there usually.Stranger STAGE Door to an Inn (rough wall with a rough door shape in it) CURTAIN UP Angel 2 . Stranger .I think I'd better arrange somewhere better.That sounds perfect! Thank you! Mary my dear. I don't think they should go in there.No they are turning way.I've got a really nice warm cave just over there. no privacy. Angel 1 . They'll have to sleep on the floor! Angel 1 . Angel 1 .Excuse me! I think I might be able to help you.I feel a bit bad being here. Angel 2 . Angel 2 .Well it's just a wall really to keep the animals out.Look they are outside the inn. Good. . Joseph .[slips away off stage] Stranger .[returning to Angel 2] Told you I'd fix something.. Full of travelers. but it'll be comfortable there's plenty of clean straw to lie on. Angel 1 . The boss would have wanted it. they would never have got any sleep in there.
do you really think God would send us with a message that wasn't true? Shepherd 2 . down in Bethlehem.Well.[Move closer to the shepherds facing them] Angels together . Boss wouldn't want people he's chosen scared out of their wits Angels .Out on the hillside Required Actors: Angel 1 Angel 2 Shepherd 1 Shepherd 2 Sheep [Actors or props] STAGE Sheep.They are going to see the baby. mate. So you've got to go and see him.What have they got to do with it? Angel 1 . let's go.Come on. and he is the Messiah. look at the lights in the sky! And this music. Angel 2 . We've come with a message from God. don't get up. Angel 1 .I suppose it must be true.Come on then. Either actors or props with 2 shepherds (or more) sitting nearby (with food and drink if possible) Angels to one side CURTAIN UP Angel 1 . Now mind you don't scare them. A baby has been born down in the town. Bethlehem it is! Thanks. we've got to deal with this lot next. CURTAIN DOWN Scene 7 Shepherds visit Jesus Required Actors: . we're on. Shepherd 1 .Hi guys. [Sound of music playing] Angel 1 .Of course it's true.
Angel 1 Angel 2 Shepherds Mary Joseph Baby Jesus (actor or prop) Sheep (actors or props) Lamb (actor or prop) STAGE Cave interior . just making sure the shepherds get there CURTAIN UP Angel 2 . you know.. Shepherd 1 . Joseph .[take a look at the baby.He's beautiful! Shepherds ..Straw bales if possible otherwise cut strips of yellow paper Mary looking exhausted Joseph watching the baby sleeping Angels wait 'outside'.Well we used the transporter. didn't we? Look.[to shepherd] Have you come to see the baby? He's called Jesus. and give a gift of a lamb to Mary] CURTAIN DOWN Scene 8 Wise men on the road Required Actors: Angel 1 Angel 2 3 Wise men 3 camels (actors or props) .Do you suppose they've got lost? We've been waiting ages! Angel 1 .Walls painted like stone Ideally with a manger with a 'Baby Jesus' inside . here they come now.
I heard it too.Those wise men who've just come across the desert.Well if you dreaming that we all are.[talking to Wise men 2 and 3] Well. It said 'Don't go back to King Herod' Wise man 2 .Use the palm trees again 3 camels (actors or props) for the wise men (Ideally possible to sit on .[loudly so the wise men can hear] Don't go back.Who is it this time? Angel 1 .NO! Don't go back.Don't go back.What was that? Did you hear it? Angel 1 . You're wrong. Angel 2 . they got the message CURTAIN DOWN Scene 9 Wise men visit Jesus .Well done. Angel 2 .Look. I think it was a voice saying 'Go back to King Herod' Angel 1 .They followed a star.STAGE On the road .I heard something. stay away from King Herod Wise man 1 . how else would you find your way across the desert? Wise man 1 .How did they find their way here? Angel 1 . stay away from King Herod Wise man 2 .maybe a painted camel with a stool behind) CURTAIN UP Angel 1 . here they come now! Angel 2 . even if he is a King.Let's home home on a different route.There it was again. Wiseman 3 . stay away from King Herod Wise man 3 . I don't trust that Herod we just met. Angel 1 .
Walls painted like stone Ideally with a manger with a 'Baby Jesus' inside .[go on stage and enter the cave] Angel 1 . dear. They look like some kind of eastern wise men.Hi.We've got visitors again Mary.We've crossed the desert to see him Wiseman 3 .Required Actors: Angel 1 Angel 2 Mary Joseph Baby Jesus (actor or prop) Sheep (actors or props) Lamb (actor or prop) 3 Wise men STAGE Cave interior .Well let them in.[One by one.Straw bales if possible otherwise cut strips of yellow paper Mary looking less exhausted Joseph watching the baby sleeping CURTAIN UP Wisemen . present gifts to Joseph] . Wise man 1 .We brought gifts Mary . we heard about the baby Wiseman 2 . Mary . Joseph .Our ancient books of wisdom told us. They finally got here. Mary . Wisemen .You are so welcome.How did you find out about him? Wiseman 1 .They made it. I expect they want to see Jesus.
Walls painted like stone Ideally with a manger with a 'Baby Jesus' inside . You need to tell Joseph they must get out quick Angel 2 . . you will understand the meaning of these gifts CURTAIN DOWN Scene 10 Outside the stable Required Actors: Angel 1 Angel 2 Mary Joseph Baby Jesus (actor or prop) Sheep (actors or props) Lamb (actor or prop) Herod's soldiers STAGE Cave interior . there isn't much time.Straw bales if possible otherwise cut strips of yellow paper Mary sleeping Joseph sleeping Gifts from wise men still by the manger. Wiseman 3 .You've spoken to him before. Herod's men are coming.Wiseman 2 .[enters cave] Angel 2 .There is danger.Oh no. gold. Angels 'outside' CURTAIN UP Angel 1 . Come on.As time goes on. Angel 2 . Joseph is asleep. frankincense and myrrh.Why me? Angel 1 .Here are our gifts.
Mary . there's no time to waste. The baby will be safe from King Herod there.Come on Mary. Herod's soldiers are on the way. CURTAIN DOWN . Angel 2 . they want to kill the baby.Well he'll just have to think it was a dream. it's important we have to escape King Herod and save the baby. Mary ..We shall we go? as she was packing Joseph .Mary wake up quickly. Joseph .South to Egypt. we need to pack up and go now.[sleepily] What did you say? Joseph .Angel 1. Mary. You might have to shout. Joseph. this is important.Wake up. Now. I don't think he heard me.
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