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LOST SHEEP – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: repentance, forgiveness, security
Style: allegory/conversation: shepherds discuss
. the value of searching for lost sheep
Cast: SHEPHERDS 1-4
Set & Props: shepherd’s garb and staffs, food,
. sheep, real or stuffed
(SHEPHERDS 1-3 lounge around on the ground,
some are eating.)
SHEPHERD 1 Hey, where’s Jesse?
SHEPHERD 2 He left to look for that sheep.
SHEPHERD 1 You’re talking about the one
. that keeps giving us the slip?
SHEPHERD 2 That’s the one.
SHEPHERD 3 I told him to forget about it, already.
. Right? I mean, how many times can you
. go looking for the same little sheep?
SHEPHERD 1 I guess, as often as it’s needed.
. You can’t say Jesse doesn’t care.
SHEPHERD 3 That’s an understatement!
SHEPHERD 1 Well, imagine if you were the
. little lost sheep.
SHEPHERD 3 I would not be going off on my own.
. I know where my food comes from!
. I know who looks after me and keeps me safe!
SHEPHERD 1 What if it was one of your own children?
SHEPHERD 3 Well, that’s completely different.
SHEPHERD 2 Let’s not get carried away here.
SHEPHERD 1 Still, each sheep - is worth quite a lot.
. Could YOU afford to pay for one?
. Are you going to pay the replacement price?
SHEPHERD 3 No way. I certainly don’t make enough money
. to do that.
SHEPHERD 1 Anyway, you can count on Jesse.
. He always finds them and brings them back,
. no matter how far they have strayed.
(SHEPHERD 4 enters carrying a sheep, stuffed or real.
SHEPHERDS 1-3 jump up with excitement to pet the sheep.)
SHEPHERD 1 You found it!
SHEPHERD 3 (tenderly) Silly little thing...