The Eye of the Needle
By Trevor Fletcher
Reuben is trying, with much heaving and grunting, to push an overloaded
camel through a narrow gate. The camel is an optional extra!
Mark 10:17-31. ‘How hard for the rich man…’
Reuben: Come on (push, grunt) Jehoshaphat you (push, grunt) lazy good-for-nothing,
(push, grunt) get through there!
Bystander: What are you doing?
Reuben: Making Spanish omelettes! What does it look like I’m
doing?! I’m trying to get this fat (push, grunt) idle (push, grunt)
camel through this gate.
Bystander: You’ll never get that through there.
Reuben: Yes I will.
Bystander: No you won’t.
Reuben: Listen, Smart Alexander, I got him through here (push, grunt)
last week so he’s going through here now! (push, grunt)
Bystander: Not this time, he isn’t. Trying to squeeze him through
that gate is like a mouse trying to give birth to an elephant; just ain’t
going to happen.
Reuben: And what makes you think that, since you’re so clever?
Bystander: Stands to reason; he’s overloaded.
Bystander: That’s what I said. Look at those packs – they stick
out so far at the sides you’ll never get them through those narrow gateposts.
Reuben: So what do you suggest, O Wise One?
Reuben: Easy right? Oh yeah, dead easy.
Bystander: That’s right. Just take off those packs and leave
them outside the gate then the camel can just walk though, no problem.
Just like an elephant giving birth to a mouse.
Reuben: What, and leave all this valuable merchandise outside the city?
You’ve got to be joking.
Bystander: Just making a suggestion. You carry on if you like.
Reuben: I will! (push, grunt) Come on Jehoshaphat, you lazy good-for-nothing
camel, get… (push, grunt) through… (push, grunt) there!
Watchman: Sunset! Close the gates! Close the gates!
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