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001. Adam Names Animals, from the Angels’ Viewpoint

ZwPI8cfkAdam Names Animals, from the Angels’ Viewpoint
This dramatization has an optional scene for children, to enjoy acting like animals…
About 5 minutes, from Gen. 1‒2

Participants (No need to memorize lines;
the aim is to relive sacred events, not to perform
)
   Angel
   Adam
   Voice (of God)
   Animals           [Optional] Small children, if present, or anyone who is willing.
   Prompter          Shout a brief line, and Echoes repeat it.
   Echoes             Children and adults who want to take part. Echoes need no script.

Note: The part about naming animals as children portray them is optional.

Angel

The first creation day begins.
We angels watch curiously as God speaks sky and earth
into being.

Voice

Let there be light.

Prompter & Echoes

And there is light!

Angel

The second creation day begins.
No men exist yet to hear God’s voice speak.

Voice

Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters,
called the heavens.

Angel

The third creation day begins.
We angels watch God’s marvelous work in awe.

Voice

Let the earth sprout plants yielding seed,
and trees bearing fruit after their kind.

Prompter & Echoes

And it is good!

Angel

The fourth creation day begins.
Things entirely new and unexpected appear!

Voice

Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for seasons, days and years.

Prompter & Echoes

Sun, moon and solar days!

Angel

Time on earth has begun, as men measure time.

Prompter & Echoes

Seasons, days and years!

Angel

The fifth creation day begins.
We angels wait in suspense to see what God does next.

Voice

Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures;
let birds fly above the earth.

Prompter & Echoes

Animals that move!

Angel

The sixth creation day begins.
What God does now really surprises us!

Voice

Let us make humans in our image,
and let them rule over the fish of the sea,
the birds of the sky, the cattle and all the earth.

Adam

Well, here I am, folks! I am Adam.
God tells me to name the animals.

   Angel (Optional)

 

(Ask a child to walk like an elephant: bend over and let one arm swing like an elephant’s trunk, while adults name it.

Do the same for a rabbit, kangaroo, chicken, dog (bark), etc.

Ask adults to name the animals as Adam did,
as children portray them.
Do not call animals by their English names;
the names must be new.
For example, the elephant might be called “Floppy Ears.”
)

Propter & Echoes

Adam feels all alone.

 

Adam

All the animals have a mate, but not me.
God puts me asleep, takes a rib,
fashions a woman and has me name her.
I call her Eve.

 

Prompter & Echoes

She is beautiful!

 

Angel

And so, God finishes his earthly creation.

 

Prompter & Echoes

And it is good.

 

Adam

Oh! Everything is wonderful!
Eve and I are living perfectly happy in paradise.
I wonder what might happen next.