Thursday, 13 September 2012

Prodigal Son Story for Remu’area Christell Youth Event



So, a few weeks ago, I wrote a little drama based on the parable of the prodigal son for the “Remu’area Youth Collective” night. I thought that I may as well put it up here for all to see. Enjoy!


Narrator: Once, in the bustling Auckland suburb of Remuera, there lived two brothers Bret and Jermaine.

Jermaine: I am the older son. My name is Jermaine

Bret: I am the younger son. My name is Bret.

(together) Jermaine: and we are the two sons Bret: and we are the Flight of the Concords

Bret: Oh sorry, my bad.

Narrator: They lived in a nice house with thier Father

Father: I am your father… Their father! I have no name in this narrative: I’m just referred to as “Father.”

Narrator: the Father was also CEO and owner of a large company, which his family had run for generations, and it was his hope and dream that one day his sons would take it over. Jermaine had just started a commerce and law degree at uni, while Bret was a bright year 11 student about to sit his exams. However, one night at dinner, Bret said,  

Bret: Dad, I think I am going to drop out of school. Do you think that you could maybe give me what I would get when you die now? I’m going to go to America and I’ll need a bit for money for that.

(Everyone sits around in stunned silence, until finally)

Jermaine: BAZINGA!!!!

Bret: This, ahh, isn’t a joke.

Jermaine: What!? I still can’t get your sarcasm.  

Bret: Well, I just feel like its time for me to get out in the world, find out who I am. I know that you want me to continue the family business Dad, but, well, I couldn’t really care less, to be honest.

Narrator: To everyone’s surprise, his father agreed.

Father: I agree.

Narrator: So he gave him 50% of the shares in his company, one of his sports cars, a few nice paintings and the family batch on the Cornmeal.  Nek Minnet, Bret sells everything and heads off to New York. There his lives it up: partying hard and spending wildly.

Bret: Drinks are on me everybody! Tonight is going to be legen…. wait for it ….dary!

Everyone: Yay!!  (put on some music and everyone dances)