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Summary:    2 cats witness the attempted seduction of Joseph by Potiphar’s wife.
Style: Light-hearted.  Duration:  6min

Actors: 2M/F, 1F, 1M
Scripture reference:    Genesis 39

 


Characters:

 

Si (cat)
Abby(cat)
Joseph
Potiphar’s wife

 

Script

 

Setting:    an Egyptian bedroom

(enter Si and Abby.  They jump on the bed)

Si:
Ooh, Egyptian cotton!  You can’t beat it, Abby.

Abby:
You’re not wrong there, Si.

(Si is clawing at the duvet)

Abby:
Stop clawing at the duvet.  There’s no need to plump it up.  The way that new slave makes the beds is just perfect.

Si:
Purr-fect!  Good one!  I guess you could say, he’s the cat’s whiskers!

Abby (politely ignoring the jokes):
Just settle down.  I could do with a good catnap.

(Abby curls up)

Si:
He is good, isn’t he?

Abby (sleepily):
Who?

Si:
The new slave.  What’s his name?

Abby:
Joseph.




Si:
Oh, yes.  No wonder the master has promoted him so quickly.  It won’t be long before he’s not making beds anymore.  He’ll soon be too important to do all these menial tasks.  I shouldn’t wonder if the master makes him…

Abby:
Si?

Si:
Yes, Abby?

Abby:
Be quiet.  I’m trying to sleep.

(enter Joseph)

Si:
Oh, look, Abby.  Here he is now.  Abby?  (Abby is asleep)  Now, if you could just plump up that pillow over there by the window, I could curl up in the sun…

(enter Potiphar’s wife)

Si:
Uh oh.  This could be interesting…

Potiphar’s wife:
Joseph!  What a surprise to find you here.

Joseph:
Just doing my job, ma’am.

Potiphar’s wife:
Oh, leave it for a while.  You work too hard.  You must be tired.  Come and lie down with me…

(She spreads herself on the bed, knocking off the cats)

Abby:
Mia-OW!  Si, what’s going on?  I was having a lovely…

Si:
Shh.  It’s the master’s wife… and Joseph.

Abby:
Oh, not again!

(The cats crouch down out of the way)

Potiphar’s wife:
I’m waiting…

Joseph:
No, ma’am.  That would be wrong.

Potiphar’s wife:
Oh, come on, Joseph.  I know you want to really.

Joseph:
Believe me, ma’am.  I really do not.

(Potiphar’s wife makes a lunge for Joseph.  He evades her, but leaves his cloak in her hands.  He runs off)

Potiphar’s wife (looking at the cloak and having an idea):
Guards!  Guards!  The Hebrew slave… he came in here and tried to take advantage of me…  Guards!

(Potiphar’s wife exits)

Si:
Oh dear.  That’s not good.

Abby:
What do you mean?  He did nothing wrong.

Si:
Yes, but whose word is going to be believed – the master’s wife or a slave?

Abby:
Oh…  good point.  Who’s going to plump up our duvet now?

Si:
You’re right.  I don’t think Joseph will be going anywhere near a duvet for a long time.

 

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