The Real Reason for Easter
Skit for Children's Ministry | by John Alexander
Costumes: Egg and rabbit costume can be as elaborate or simple as available. Newsy is overdressed in sharp, tacky clothing All other actors in regular clothing
Sound: one hand-held microphone
Crowd come on stage, milling around, whispering
Newsy rushes on stage, takes microphone, starts talking, rapid-fire
Newsy: This is Newsy Newsham, ace news reporter from Channel Seven News Blaster News with all the news that is news while it is news! Now then what have we here? Whatever is this demonstration all about? Luckily for my adoring fans out there, Newsy Newsham, ace news reporter from Channel Seven News Blaster News with all the news that is news while it is news . . is here, on location! And as sure as my name is Newsy Newsham I shall get to the bottom of the news! (points microphone at Charlie) You! What’s your name?
Charlie (looks around, confused): Me????? . . . You want to talk to me?
Newsy: Just the facts, what do you know?
Charlie (confused): What do . . . I . . . know?
Newsy: Sir, you are wasting valuable News Blaster News time, . . . as well as needlessly using up my incredibly beautiful voice . . . Now, what's your name, what do you know?
Charlie: Well, I am Charlie, and. . . I know all about stars and the solar system, and I get real good grades in math and I . . . .
Newsy (annoyed): No, no, no, no, no! What do you know about what is happening here, the protest, the demonstration, whatever it is.
Charlie: Oh that. We are trying to find out the reason for Easter.
Newsy: Hold that thought, time for a message from the good folks who make Channel Seven News Blaster News possible .. . (big phoney smile) Dear, dear friends! Are you up all night suffering from backache, headaches, sore joints, and chronic hair loss? Well old Newsy has good news for you! Just you take two revolutionary Doctor Big’s Little Bomber B tablets and quick as you can say, “Newsy Newsham knows the news” why you will be back to your old self again. And now, . . . back to the news that is news.
Egg comes up to Newsy, clears throat
Egg (self-important): Excuse us.
Newsy: Who are you?
Egg (haughty): I . . . am . . the . . . one. . the only . . . Easter Egg.
Newsy: Hate to break your shell, Egg, but there are like a gazillion eggs out there.
Egg (haughty): I am . . the . .Easter Egg . . and I . . am . . the reason for Easter.
Crowd (excited, various comments): That’s the Easter Egg! The reason for Easter! Wow! Amazing! Unbelievable! Etc.
Crowd dance in a circle around Egg singing
Crowd: She is the Easter Egg She’s the reason for Easter! She is the Easter Egg She’s the reason for Easter! She is the Easter Egg She’s the reason for Easter!
Willy comes on stage, watches what is going on, laughs uncontrollably
Willy: Wow! That is weally a wiot! She says she is the weason for Easter? Wike I say, a weal wiot is what!
Newsy: And you are . . . ?
Willie: Who ewse (else)? I am Willy the Wabbit.
Newsy: Willy the Wabbit . . . errr, Rabbit?
Willie: Wight (right), I am Willy the Wabbit, and I . . . am the weason for Easter.
Crowd, excited, various comments: That’s Willy the Wabbit! The weason for Easter! Wow! Amazing! Unbelievable! Etc.
Crowd dance in a circle around Willy singing
Crowd: He is the Willy the Wabbit He’s the weason for Easter! He is the Willy the Wabbit He’s the weason for Easter! He is the Willy the Wabbit He’s the weason for Easter!
Becky comes on stage, shakes head, sadLY
Becky: That is just so wrong!
Newsy: What's that?
Becky: That’s not the reason for Easter!
Newsy: How do you know that, you are just a little kid.
Becky: ‘Cause I know the real reason for Easter, that’s why.
Crowd (skeptical, various comments): Oh sure, like she would know. . . Not a chance. . . She’s just a kid. Etc.
Becky: Jesus died and he rose again, that’s the reason for Easter.
Newsy: You’re sure?
Becky: He’s alive and he’s coming soon, that’s the reason for Easter.
Newsy: He’s alive and he’s coming soon, and that’s the reason for Easter? Well what are we waiting for? Let’s go celebrate!
Newsy leads the group off stage, down the aisle and out the rear doors, singing and dancing
All: Jesus died and he rose again That’s the reason for Easter He’s alive and he’s coming soon That’s the reason for Easter! Jesus died and he rose again! That’s the reason for Easter! He’s alive and he’s coming soon! That’s the reason for Easter!
© DramaShare® 2007
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