Just two months into 2018, and we’re already releasing our fourth script for this year! Brand new today is One Man’s Treasure, our shortest play yet.
One Man’s Treasure is the first in our new line of Dialogues, one-scene plays with just two characters. This short drama runs about 5 minutes and meets A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Education) convention guidelines for Dramatic Dialogues.
Besides fulfilling A.C.E. requirements, One Man’s Treasure fits any number of other situations: it’s ideal for a pre-sermon skit, a talent night performance, or an illustration in a youth service or class. The play is inspired by Jesus Christ’s parable about a buried treasure, in Matthew 13:44: “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.”
Here’s a full plot summary:
When farmhand Eli discovers a treasure chest buried in a field, he tries to convince his friend James to help him buy the field. Both men must count the cost and decide whether this treasure is worth the price they’d have to pay.
Christ’s parable about the kingdom of heaven gives us a dramatic, memorable story in just one verse of Scripture. This dialogue, imagining how the details might have played out, presents two distinct figures: a complacent skeptic who isn’t willing to take a risk and a visionary who recognizes his own need and will sacrifice everything to gain a priceless treasure.
If you’re interested, check out the dialogue’s Production Notes for a few more details. You can also contact us or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to read a preview script before making up your mind whether to buy.
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