Scripts

Say It With Flowers

Content & purpose - Looks at the love that Jesus showed to the world when he suffered and died on the cross, in contrast to what the world tells us love is all about. A flower seller and a chocolate salesperson compete with each other to promote their product, whilst a third character (Jesus, or just narrator) contrasts that with what Jesus went through.

Cast - 3 people (1 male, 2 either) - Chocolate Salesperson, Flower Seller, Third Person

Props - Perhaps a bunch of flowers, and an empty box of Roses?

Starting Positions - The three characters are standing in a line on stage. CS and FS should act like Cockney market stallholders, speaking like salesmen, and selling their wares loudly. This should contrast with the quiet, firm voice of the third person.

Chocolate                      Third Person               Flowers

FS:
Say it with flowers
CS:
Say it with chocolates
FS:
Flowers are so romantic
CS:
But chocolates are so yummy
FS:
Say it with flowers (brings flowers out from behind back)
CS:
Say it with Cadbury's Roses (brings Roses out from behind back)
TP:
Say it with nails
FS:
Express the beauty of your beloved with the beauty of flowers
CS:
Tantalise their taste buds with chocolate
TP:
Say it with blood on your face
FS:
Delicate, delicious fragrance
CS:
Crumbliest, flakiest milk chocolate
TP:
Shreds of raw flesh (CS and FS glance at TP in annoyance)
FS:
Say it with violets and lilies
CS:
Say it with a soft centre
TP:
Say it with a spear in your side (CS and FS look more firmly at TP)
FS:
Flowers in your arms
CS:
Chocolate on your tongue
TP:
Thorns on your head (CS and FS stare at TP angrily)
FS:
(Uncertainly) Say it with flowers
CS:
Say it with chocolates
TP:
Say it with a broken body
FS:
Say it with…flowers?
CS:
…Chocolates?
TP:
A broken body, hanging on a cross, saying 'I love you'

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