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Why Won't They Believe Me?
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one act play - 2m 4f (minimum - flexible doubling), single set (scripts 3.00 each, performances 22 each)

A thought-provoking rework of the Nativity in present day guise suitable for youth and church groups. Marie is pregnant, but swears her innocence. Those who should believe her, including her parents, do not, and vice-versa. Marie and boyfriend Joe can find no shelter when they go to "the City". They are spurned by her GP, teacher and the clergy, helped by addicts and the homeless, who emulate the shepherds, and a policeman, doctor and truck driver the wise men. In a final song (music and lyric included), Marie turns to the audience and asks, "Well, if it happened today, would YOU believe it?" Playing time approx. 15 minutes.

  With very minor changes, some parts could easily be played by disabled actors.

Cast

Character

Spoken lines (approx.)

Marie

82

Joe

46

Felicity

13

Lucy

15

Head Teacher >

2

Mum

41

Dad

29

GP

8

Psychologist

13

Minister

5

Driver

14

DHSS

5

Police

9

Landlord

11

One

11

Two

8

Three

7

Four

5

Opium

4