by Fred Passmore copyight 2006 Sheep Laughs Records
Synopsis: A young man attends a support group for people addicted to popping the air bubbles in packing material. It shows that trying to deal with addictions from a purely secular standpoint is futile, only a spiritual approach is truly effective. After hearing several testimonies as to the power the bubbles have over them, and the trouble they have resisting it, the other people begin to have cravings. At the end all of the attendees are furiously popping bubbles as it gets out of hand. The sole recovering popper leaves, secure in his deliverance through prayer.
Note: The bubble-popping is used as a metaphor for various types of addictions, including sexual. This skit is a parable that applies to all kinds of dependencies; it is not about the fictiional bubble-wrap addiction, (although there may be such a thing in some small way). There is no need to actually name types of common addictions, as the script is dealing with them in a metaphorical way. Making it literal destroys the effectiveness. Trust your audience to see the point; there is no need to hit them over the head with it.
Setting: A semi-circle of folding chairs, as many as you need to accomodate your cast.
Characters: Leanne, the Group Leader. Neal, George, Anna, Jake, and a few others as extras. Larry, the new visitor. The Security Guard.
Props: A small sheet of bubble-wrap for each person. A partial roll of bubble-wrap, or a long sheet of it. A large pocketbook, big enough to hold the roll or sheet of wrap. An 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper, or larger paperboard, with the Positive Affirmation Statement printed in it. (Click the link to open a large-text printable version of it to use.)
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