The Trials of
Rev. Milton Blumquist
by Fred Passmore
Synopsis: Rev. Milton Blumquist, a down-home country preacher, is attempting to record his weekly radio program at home. As he begins to preach on "patience," of which he has none, a series of interruptions occur to disturb him. Each comical event is obviously being sent to help him see that he is lacking in the areas on which he is speaking. But he bull-headedly plows on, missing the point each time, until everything dissolves into chaos. At that point he begins to apply the sermon to himself, and makes progress.
Time to perform: Approx. 10-12 minutes
Characters: Rev. Milton Blumquist. Played as an older man, down-home and country, who pastors a small country church.
Costumes: Blue jeans and long-sleeve plaid shirt.
Props: Handerchief, old table phone, flyswatter, big rubber fake fly, a Vick's nasal inhaler, thick comedy glasses. Boom box tape recorder.
Setting: A living room. All that is necessary is a card table and a folding chair.
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