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Summary:    This sketch was initially performed at a children’s holiday Bible club which focused on the story of Joseph.  Two sheep are talking about Joseph and his dreams and how his brothers are jealous of him.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration: 8min
Scripture:     Genesis 37
Actors:    1F, 4+M

 


Characters

 

Barbara (sheep)
Bartholomew (sheep)
Joseph
Brothers (any number between 2 and 12, non speaking)

Script

(Setting:    a field in Canaan)

(enter sheep)

Bartholomew: Morning Baa-rbara.  How are ewe?  Ewe – geddit?

Barbara: Oh, just leave it out, Baa-rtholomew.

Bartholomew: What’s the matter?  Still feeling a little sheepish after last night?

Barbara: What do you mean?

Bartholomew: Walking off with all the others and then getting all tangled up in the briars… You were just following them like a sheep!

Barbara: But I am a sheep!  And so are you.  So I don’t know what you think you’re on about.

Bartholomew: Actually I’m a ram.  I like to think of myself as knowing my own mind a bit more than you girlies!

Barbara: Like I said before, just leave it out, Baa-rtholomew.

(awkward silence between the sheep)

Bartholomew: Ay, ay!  Look who’s coming.

(enter Joseph)

Barbara: Ooh, it’s that Joseph!  He’s ever so handsome!

Bartholomew: Fancies himself, more like.  Look at him in that coat.  Who does he think he is?

Joseph: (preening himself) I look so handsome.  I’m so smart.  One day those brothers of mine will see who really is boss!
Barbara: Leave him alone.  He’s special.

Bartholomew: Special?

Barbara: Yes, I’ve heard he’s had dreams that he is going to be a ruler one day.

Bartholomew: Dreams… pah!

Barbara: At least he’s not like his brothers.  They’re such a rough lot.

Bartholomew: At least they’re honest workers.  He’s a spoilt brat.  He’s never done a day’s work in his life.  I wonder what he’s doing here?

Barbara: Oh look.  His brothers have seen him.  They’re coming over.

(enter brothers)

Barbara: They don’t look too happy.

Bartholomew: I don’t blame them.  He’s showing off all the time while they’re having to do all the work.

Barbara: Oh, Baa-rth…  What are they doing now?

(brothers have crossed stage and have attacked Joseph, dragging him off stage)

Bartholomew: That’s right!  Get in there, boys!

Barbara: Now look who’s acting like a sheep!

Bartholomew: But he deserves it!

Barbara:  No one deserves to be treated like that.  Now look, they’ve thrown him down a well!

Bartholomew: Oh that’s baad.

Barbara: You’re right.  That’s very baad.

Bartholomew: So much for his dreams.  He can hardly be a ruler from a well.

Barbara: Poor Joseph.  What’s going to become of him now?

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© Daniel Carson, all rights reserved. The script may not be reproduced, translated or copied in any medium, including books, CDs and on the Internet, without written permission of the author.
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