Sunday, November 8, 2009

As The Stomach Turns Skit

Materials:
ring, phony check

Characters:
Lucille Lovelorn (guy), Philip Pharpar (holding picture frame), Franklin Pharpar (with ring and phony check), door (fist as doorknob), table (on hands and knees), telephone (person sitting on table, using arms as receiver), picture frame

Directions:
(Narrator reads and kids or leaders act out and repeat their lines.)

Narrator: "And now, Young Life presents another episode in the continuing life drama, 'As the Stomach Turns.' Last time, luscious Lucille Lovelorn had spurned Dr. Preakbreak's advances because her precious Philip Pharpar would soon be graduating from law school and they would be married. Today's scene opens with Lucille standing next to the picture of Philip which is hanging on the wall of her apartments."

(Lucille is humming a happy tune to herself as she stares wistfully at her beloved Philip.)
Lucille: "Philip, I miss you so much" (as she caressed his cheek) "Hurry home to me." (Then, she kisses his picture passionately.)

(Suddenly, the telephone rings. Lucille prances to the table, picks up the receiver.)
Lucille: "Hello." (she smiles and says) "Oh, Gladys, it's you." (Then, she frowns darkly. Philip has found someone new. Philip had told Gladys to tell Lucille goodbye forever. Lucille slams down the receiver angrily and begin to cry. She run over to the picture of Philip and screams) "You loser."

(Then, she slaps the picture viciously, and begins to cry louder. She takes the picture of Philip and turns it to the wall and cries even louder. Then, she throws herself on the floor and cries louder. Suddenly, Franklin Pharpar, Philip's younger brother, approaches the door and begins to knock vigorously. Lucille gets up, straightens her hair and skirt, and jerks open the door. Franklin enters the room quickly.)
Franklin: "Lucille, have you been crying?"
Lucille: "What's it to you batface?" (Then, slaps him painfully across the face.)

(Franklin slams the door as viciously as Lucille had slapped him.)
Lucille: "I'm sorry." (Then, begins to weep upon his shoulder.) "Philip left me." (She sobs as she points to the telephone.)
Franklin: "Tommyrot" (as he steps back quickly.) "He does love you. He sent me with this for you." (Lucille gives a shriek of joy as she takes the ring from Franklin's hand. She then gives Franklin a big hug. She leaps to Philip's picture and spins it around to face her.)
Lucille: "I love you too, darling." (Then, she kisses his picture even more passionately than before. )

(Lucille begins to dance around the room with Franklin. Suddenly, the telephone rings again. Lucille hops to the phone and jerks up the receiver.)
Lucille: "Hello, hello, hello" (she sings.) "Oh, Philip, it's you." (But, then a frown clouds her face: he had found someone else, they were through. She slams down the receiver and angrily throws the ring to the floor. Then, she whirls and slaps Franklin.)
Lucille: "You are a liar." (Then, she jumps to Philip's picture.) "You are a worthless animal!" (Then she slaps his picture mercilessly. Then she wrenches the picture from the wall, and throws it to the floor.)

(Franklin drops to one knee and clasps his hands.)
Franklin: "But I love you , my flower," (he sings.) "And I have something more valuable than a ring for you, my pet."

(Then Franklin pulls a check from his pocket for the amount of _______. Here was the supreme gift. He wants to pay her way to . Lucille squeals with delight.)
Lucille: "What a lovely thought darling."

(They embrace happily. Then they walk over Philip's picture and out the door to their new life ahead.)

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