How To Be
by Fred Passmore
Synopsis: Wishing to be more stronger in his Christian walk, but not willing to do what is necessary, a gullible fellow orders an advertised "Spiritually Fit Kit" from a TV infomercial. When it arrives, he heads over to a friend's house him to invite him to join in the program. Recognizing the futility of try to take a shortcut to spiritual health, the more mature friend advises against it, but stays to witness the predictably painful (and hilarious) results! Picking up the pieces when it's all over, he helps him to see the true path to spiritual growth and health.
Characters: Bill, the one ordering the kit. Leonard, the friend who warns him and then helps him. (Please note: the gender of both or either of the characters may be changed according to your cast or desires. The soundtrack CD also works for either.) NOTE: Change the script slightly to make Leonard be Bill's father to make it fantastic for Father's Day!
Costumes: Casual clothes, with the exception of a pair of large, colorful, fuzzy animal-shaped bedroom slippers for Bill. The more ridiculous looking, the better!
Props: Box with the letters "Spiritually Fit Kit" on the outside, large enough to hold all the props that go inside the kit. (You may print out the sign here.) A boom box, hand-held mirror, iron, plastic police nightstick (can be found at a costume store or a place like Party City), large plastic cross necklace, (also available at the costume store or Party City), manila envelope, CD in case. Bible for Leonard. Box of tissues. Some fake dollar bills.
Setting: A living room. May be as minimal as a card table and a couple of folding chairs.
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