Just A Game

$10.00

Description:

In this one act Christian play, A group of young people are having a Halloween party with costumes and Tim has dressed as a super hero because he doesn’t want to be an evil looking character. They tease him for his standards and they discuss alcohol and making out and finally end up playing with a Ouija board.

 

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By now, Tim has shared his Christian views on things, so he refuses to play the game. The game ends up sending them to the cemetery to find a particular headstone, when they see someone running by and they get frightened. The police arrive and they are warned of a dangerous criminal on the loose as well as reprimanded for being out after curfew and disturbing the peace. The best part is…Tim had prayed out loud that they would be protected from evil by the blood of Jesus, and when they realized the man they saw could have been dangerous… they began to think about Tim’s prayer. One girl in particular really wants to talk to Tim at the end about heaven and hell.18 actors (16 youth, 8 male, 8 female – plus the cop and one extra) gender can be adjusted some. About 20 mins.

Excerpt:
ALEX
Monica! Play another one! Why did the music stop?
CHER
Yeah! We want to dance!
MONICA
I promised my parents that I would not play loud music after 10 PM. It’s 10 PM. Sorry.
Everyone moans but accepts it.
ALEX
Your parents aren’t even here!
MONICA
I know. But the neighbors are, and if they complain…I’ll be in big trouble. So, we need to do something else now.
ROBBIE
I can think of something that we could do that would be very quiet. I counted… we are evenly matched here, 8 boys and 8 girls. (If the cast is different, then just say,”we are pretty evenly matched”)
MONICA
We’re not turning this into a make-out party, Robbie. We are not all couples and it will just get awkward and uncomfortable. There are probably only 3 or 4 couples here that would hook up anyway.
ALEX
I think it must be time to break out the booze!
MONICA
My parents said “no drinking” too!
ALEX
Oh come on, Monica! Do your parents really expect you to follow all the rules? I bought a bunch of beer and stuff and we just need to make sure we have some designated drivers.
MONICA
Okay… but no one gets drunk and no one throws up and no one spills on the carpet or the furniture!
ALEX
AAHH… come on, Monica! Don’t put such a downer on your party! We just want to have some fun!
ASHLEY
First the music stops, and then you put the kabosh on the necking and now you don’t want us to drink…what kind of plan do you have to keep us entertained, Monica, my dear?
HEATHER
Yeah! What are we going to do?
TIM
Hey you guys! Lay off. At least her parents let her have the party here. How many of your parents would let us have a Halloween party at your house? We can still have a good time without…you know…
ALEX
That is coming from the guy who doesn’t drink and doesn’t have a girlfriend, so what else do you expect!?
PETER
Tim! You don’t drink? Seriously?
TIM
No. My folks are real tea-totallers.
PETER
They’re what?
RACHEL
That’s an old fashioned name for someone who never drinks. But since Pete is a lush, he wouldn’t know about that.
PETER
What’s a lush?
JON
Just drink your beer and shut up.
ALEX
Tim…Have you never ever had a drink?
TIM
Not alchohol.
ALEX
Well, yeah…that’s what I meant. I think you should at least try it once. You can’t go through life not ever tasting beer!
MONICA
Don’t pressure him, Alex. I don’t think anyone should do anything that they don’t want to do.
ALEX
That’s good because I don’t want to follow the rules. Come on Tim… just one beer!
TIM
You guys are going to need some designated drivers…
MONICA
Well…I’ll be one because my parents will kill me if they smell alcohol on my breath.
MONTY
And I’m still a bit hung over from last night’s party. So, I can be a driver. Now you don’t have an excuse, Tim.
TIM
That’s only 2 drivers for 16 people.
JIMMY JO
Tim…do you even have a driver’s license?
TIM
I have my permit.
ALEX
You’re making excuses. Come on! Drink up!
MONICA
You guys! It’s probably against his religion!
TIM
No…its not. Okay… I’ll try it.
You can have soda cans disguised to look like beer, or just cups with something brown in them, like tea, that they filled from a bottle somewhere. Tim takes a sip and makes a face and chokes a bit and everyone laughs.
MONICA
You better not get sick, Tim!
BECCA
Seriously, Tim…that is the first beer you have ever tasted?
RACHEL
Tim is a Christian, aren’t you, Tim? Christians don’t drink beer. You guys are forcing him to do something that he is not supposed to do.
GRANT
My parents are Christians, and they drink.
TIM
Grant is right. Just because I’m a Christian doesn’t mean I can’t. It’s just that my parents don’t drink and they don’t want me to, either.
BECCA
But your parents let you go to parties? Wouldn’t they think that there might be drinking at a party like this?
TIM
I asked Monica first and she said that there would not be any drinking. That is the only way my folks would let me come. That and the fact that Monica’s parents would be here.
BECCA
But Monica’s parents aren’t here!
TIM
I didn’t know that.
ALEX
So our good little Timmy is being corrupted right before our eyes. I bet you’re still a virgin, too!
TIM
Absolutely!
RACHEL
That’s something to be proud of!
TIM
I certainly wouldn’t be proud of losing my virginity. That just shows a lack of self-control.
ELAINE
Yeah..some of you boys just can’t control yourselves! Ha!
MEGAN
So, Tim. Is that why you are dressed like super boy instead of something scary? Because of your religious beliefs?
TIM
I just wanted to wear this. I thought it would be cool.
MONICA
It is cool. But would you ever dress like a vampire or a zombie?
TIM
The Bible says that we should avoid all appearances of evil. Even though I know it is all in fun, and no one is really being evil…it has the appearance of evil. It’s fine if you guys want to, but its just not for me.
MEGAN
(She is dressed as a vampire)
But I really am a vampire. And I want to suck your neck! (She moves in close to Tim acting it out)
TIM
Stay away from me, Megan! That’s not funny!
MEGAN
I just noticed that! You are wearing a cross around your neck!
JIMMY JO
Yeah! And vampires don’t like crosses! Way to go, Tim!
RACHEL
You’re supposed to back off, Megan!
MEGAN
Did you wear that on purpose?
ASHLEY
No…it was an accident! It just fell from the sky and landed around his neck! Ha ha.
MEGAN
You did! You thought there might be vampires here tonight, and so you wore a cross.
TIM
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, Megan, but I wear a cross all the time. But what better time to wear it than to a Halloween party where there might be evil present.
ALEX
Is that cross going to protect you from all us evil people?
TIM
No. The One who it represents will.
ALEX
So you do think we are evil!
TIM
That’s not what I meant.

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