Scripts

True Romance

Content & purpose - A look at what it means to love someone, and what true love looks like. Adapted from True Romance from In Yer Face by Scripture Union.

Cast - 3 people (1 male, 1 female, 1 either) boy, girl, writer

Props - A daisy, a blackboard (or similar)

Starting Positions - Back stage right Writer is writing on a blackboard or similar the Boy loves Girl (substituting in names for the boy and the girl), and working out a percentage of suitability, looking at the number of l's, o's, v's, e's and s's in their names. Stage Left (front) there is a tape playing 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 over and over throughout the sketch. Girl stands centre stage with daisy going 'Loves me', 'Loves me not' as she plucks petals from it. Boy enters from SL.

Boy
Hey … I love you!
Girl
Do you?
Boy
Yeah, course I do.
Girl
How much?
Boy
Oh, I dunno, probably … (stretches out hands.) This much!
Girl
No, I'm serious. How much?
Boy
What do you mean?
Girl
Well, you're always saying it…
Boy
Well, I dunno… I love you loads. Is that enough?
Girl
What do you love about me?
Boy
Well… you make me laugh
Girl
So does the Teletubbies!
Boy
Well, you make me think as well.
Girl
So does Countdown.
Boy
Oh this is stupid. How am I supposed to prove that I love you? (pause) I never let you down, do I?
Girl
You're always late.
Boy
Well, I'm always around, aren't I?
Girl
So's the dog
Boy
Well he loves you!
Girl
No, he doesn't, he just wants feeding.
Boy
(aside) Yeah, so do I!
Girl
What?
Boy
Er… I'd save you if you were drowning.
Girl
You can't even swim.
Boy
Well, If you were stuck in a burning building I'd climb up and rescue you.
Girl
You're afraid of heights
Boy
I'd cross a desert to be with you.
Girl
You got sunstroke at Blackpool!
Boy
Well, I'd…I'd…Oh, what's the point!
Girl
What do you mean?
Boy
I hate you when your in this mood.
Girl
But you said you loved me…
Boy
I do… but not right now. (pause) No one could live up to your expectations.
Girl
Why not?
Boy
No one could show you that they loved you that much.

The END


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