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001. Angels Announce Jesus’ Birth

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About 5 minutes, from Luke 2:1-20

Participants (No need to memorize lines; the aim is to relive sacred events, not perform.)
    Cheery
    Grouchy
    Angel
    Mary
    Prompter     Shout a brief line and Echoes repeat it.
    Echoes        Children and all adults who want to take part. Echoes need no script.

Grouchy         

Hey, Cheery, It’s boring tending these dumb sheep all night!
Nothing interesting ever happens.

Cheery

I guess you’d be happier, Grouchy, if wolves came and bit you.
Look. A lantern is still glowing down there in Bethlehem.

Prompter & Echoes

The city of David!

Grouchy

Keep awake, Cheery. It’ll be a long, long night.
It’s clear now, but it’ll probably rain on us soon.

Cheery

Look, Grouchy, up there! (Point up)
Look! In the sky! What’s that bright light?

Grouchy

Oooh! I’ve never seen a light so intense.
It’s blinding me! Hide! Quick!

Cheery

It’s getting closer. Hey! Look out! Who’s that?
He’s blazing with light! Run!

Prompter & Echoes

Help!

Angel

Do not fear!

Grouchy

He says not to fear! What does he expect?
He’s an alien from outer space!
He could zap us in an instant!

Angel

That is not why I came… this time.
I am God’s messenger, with very good news.
Go into town. You’ll find a newborn baby wrapped in rags
and lying in an animal’s feeding trough.
He will be your savior.

Prompter & Echoes

Our savior!

Cheery

Look, Grouchy! Now there’s a whole army of angels!
They’re singing! The harmony is beautiful!
Oh, it’s so powerful! It’s frightening, yet comforting!

Angel

Glory to God in the highest!
Peace on earth to all men!

Prompter & Echoes

Peace on earth!

Cheery

Hurry, Grouchy. Let us go to Bethlehem.
We’ll find the baby and worship him.

Grouchy

Wait! I’m out of breath.
Oh, here’s a shack with a lantern still lit.
But how could our deliverer be born in a barn?

Prompter & Echoes

Amazing!

Cheery

Here is his mother. Hello, young lady.

Mary

What do you gentlemen want here?
We were here first.

Cheery

Angels sent us to see your child, ma’am.
They said he would be our Savior.

Mary

Angels? Did angels tell you about my son?
Oh, forgive my weeping! It’s from so much joy!
I will always treasure in my heart what you said.

Grouchy

Ma’am, why are you and your child out here
with these smelly animals?

Prompter & Echoes

It stinks!

Mary

There was no room in the Inn. Bethlehem is crowded this week.
We Jews have come from many towns to register for the Roman tax. We came all the way from Nazareth to register.

Cheery

Then you were born here in Bethlehem, the city of David.

Mary

Yes. My husband Joseph and I are descendants of King David. Have you shepherds registered for the tax?

Grouchy

I’m not going to. I’ll escape the Romans’ attention.
I hate those brutal invaders!

Mary

Careful! You’ll get in serious trouble!
This tax is an edict of Emperor Caesar Augustus.

Cheery

I wonder. How will this tiny baby save us, as the angels said?

Grouchy

He’ll grow up strong, and bash those greedy Romans!
We won’t have to pay their fiendish taxes anymore!

Cheery

I thought the Messiah was to free Israel,
but the angels said he’d bless all people. Strange!

Mary

All people? Really?

Cheery

Grouchy, let’s go tell all our friends the good news.
Just think! A savior who will bring peace to all people!

Prompter & Echoes

Peace on earth!

Cheery

Now everyone, let us discuss this.
How would you have felt,
had you been with us shepherds that night?
Mention some things that would have filled you
with fear, wonder or joy.