A Day In The Woods

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Description:

This is a sketch about five youth and their leader taking a hike in the woods. A narrator does a lot of the talking to set up the story and characters and these are real characters! Not your normal run-of-the-mill youth group.

 

Description

They have unusual names and even crazier personalities. Among all the craziness, one of the students begins to talk about the cross she wears around her neck and the gospel message is shared. A lot of humor and silliness throughout.

Six actors + narrator. (3 males, 3 females). Around 8–9 mins.

WRITTEN BY WARREN SAGER & STU KILGOUR
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
NARRATOR: Reads 702 words.
FOREST: Speaks 207 words. The over-confident, yet bumbling, youth director.
BULLSEYE: Speaks 149 words. Into Science Fiction and space travel.
COLOGNE: Speaks 141 words. Wants to design clothes based on emotions.
VROOM VROOM: Speaks 85 words. Wants to be an Olympian.
TWISTER: Speaks 68 words. From the future.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Speaks 41 words. Very smart, but lacking social skills.

Excerpt:

SCENE ONE:
The scene begins with a narrator telling the story and the players enter as their characters are described in the narrative. The stage is set like a place in the woods. Perhaps some fake rocks and a few logs, some bushes in the background.
NARRATOR
This is the story of a group of campers who have gone for a hike in the woods. But these are not just your ordinary run of the mill young campers… these kids are very unusual and unique in their own way.
The kids enter the stage.
NARRATOR
No… not yet! Do not enter until you hear me say, “they arrived at the camp spot.”
The kids turn around and walk back off the stage.
NARRATOR
Now these young adults did not take off on their own for this excursion. They had a leader who was much older and knew the forest trails very well. Our leader’s name is Jungle Jim.
The leader enters at this point to interrupt the narrator.
FOREST
I thought we weren’t going to use Jungle Jim because it sounds too much like a piece of playground equipment for kids. And technically, this is not a jungle.
NARRATOR
So you don’t want to be called Jungle Jim?
FOREST
I’m an expert of the forest, not the jungle. So, I was thinking my name could be Trevor of the Trees.
NARRATOR
Trevor of the trees?
FOREST
Fred of the Forest?
NARRATOR
How about just Forest?
FOREST
Okay. Forest of the woods.
NARRATOR
Can we continue now?
FOREST
Go right ahead.
He exits
NARRATOR
Fine. So, Forest and his team of unusual hikers arrived at the camp spot.
No one enters
NARRATOR
I said… They arrived at the camp spot!
Still no one enters
NARRATOR
(much louder)
THEY ARRIVED AT THE CAMP SPOT!
They finally enter, looking a little perturbed. (This bit may be funnier if you don’t say it three times, just twice. Try it out and see what works best.)
NARRATOR
Before we get into our story, let’s meet these curious campers.
As each name is mentioned… that character takes center stage and really gets into the part as it is being described.
NARRATOR
First we have Cologne. She wants to be a designer. Not a regular clothing designer like you would think. She wants to design clothes for attitudes and emotions.
COLOGNE
(She selects one kid who is smiling)
OooOH! I’m dressing your happiness in blue jean cut offs, a custom Commander Bugsmasher t-shirt, and red 4 buckle winklepickers from England!
She moves around them acting like she is dressing them in the imaginary clothes.
NARRATOR
Next we have Tchaikovsky. This kid is very smart. But I’m afraid there is some lack of social filtering with this one.
BULLSEYE
Hey Tchaik!
(Strikes a Hercules muscle pose)
Look… I’m a big piece of broccoli!
They all laugh.
TWISTER
Ha ha ha… Yeah, check it out!
(Scrunches up face with hands)
I’m an apple!
They all laugh
TCHAIKOVSKY
Ha ha ha ha… I’ve always wanted to marry my hamster!
Buzzkill. They all stop laughing, look at Tchaik and then look away.
NARRATOR
Then we have Vroom Vroom. This one’s an athlete… with the Olympics in view.
Vroom Vroom begins jumping up and down and running in place.
NARRATOR
The only problem is that there isn’t a sport yet for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Sculpturing.
VROOM VROOM
This is my latest!
Pulls out a globe-sized rabbit-shaped foil sculpture made of Reese’s wrappers from her backpack. If another candy wrapper works better, this can be changed.
NARRATOR
This is Bullseye. He wants to be an astronaut and lead a band of rag-tag intergalactic mercenaries on epic battles against the Xyraylyan (Zy-rail-ee-yan) Empire.
BULLSEYE
Up men! And to your posts!
They all turn and walk away from him, some of them moan.
NARRATOR
Finding his rag-tag band may be harder than he expects it to be. But last of all, we have Twister. Possibly the most unusual of them all. Twister is from the future, but if you ask her about the future she says she doesn’t remember much because memory is always damaged when traveling BACK in time. But she does remember meat flavored gum and the resurrection of Abraham Lincoln.
COLOGNE
You really don’t remember stuff about the future?
TWISTER
Just meat flavored gum. My favorite is roast beef.
BULLSEYE
What’s the deal about Abraham Lincoln?
TWISTER
Freeakeee!
NARRATOR
So, as you see… these are not your normal teens. Now I will begin the story of what happened to them on this hiking and camp out trip. They hiked all day and when they arrived at the campsite, Forest told them that they should prepare for nightfall.
FOREST
Okay, gang… let’s prepare for nightfall!

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