©2011 Chuck Hendrickson
Characters: Grandma Lucy, Sally & Bananas
Grandma Lucy: (humming)
(Sally comes in with head down)
Grandma Lucy: Oh hi Sally. How are you my dear?
Sally: (not very convincingly) Okay, I
Grandma Lucy: You sound a little upset
darling. What seems to be the problem?
Sally: Well, today at school we watched a
movie which said we evolved from monkeys. I thought God made us! Iím confused.
Grandma Lucy: Oh, You must have watched a
movie about Darwinís
theory of evolution.
Sally: Yeah, that was the movie we watched.
What is a theory and what is revolution?
Grandma Lucy: Well, Charles Darwinís theory of
evolution was one manís guess on how humans came to be on the earth. Darwin thought that we
started out as a simple cell and eventually changed into monkeys and then we
slowly over time became humans.
Bananas: Did someone say monkey. Iím a monkey,
and a handsome one I might add.
Grandma Lucy: I was just telling Sally that
Charles Darwin thought that we were monkeys before we were human.
Bananas: Ooooeeeehahahahahaha, thatís the
funniest thing I ever heard. Ooooeeehaaaaaa, you donít even have any fur.
(Bananas looks all over Sally and Grandma) I donít
even see a tail. Even a banana brain like me wouldnít believe that.
Grandma Lucy: Okay monkey.
Sally: But, but, It was in our history book
Grandma Lucy: Well, there are a lot of books
that will tell you lots of things, but there is only one book that is
Bananas: Oh oh oh, I know that one! Itís the
Sally: What? Even I know thatís not right!
Grandma Lucy: Well monkey, itís the Bible.
Thatís the one book that we as Christians can use if we have questions about
who we are and where we came from.
Sally: But, what if I have a hard time
finding the answer in the Bible.
Bananas: Yeah, although I may look like a smart
handsome monkey, I never learned to read. So how can I find answers in the
Grandma Lucy: Thatís easy. If youíre having a
hard time understanding something in the Bible or you donít know how to read
yet, you can ask your pastor at church and he or she can help you find the
answer in the Bible for you.
Sally: Thank you Grandma Lucy. Iím so glad
I talked to you. I feel a lot better knowing that I can always look in my Bible
when I have questions.
Grandma Lucy: Thatís very good Sally.
Sally: I like to read my Bible everyday.
Grandma Lucy: You should always take time to
read your Bible or have someone read it to you everyday. The more you read the
bible the more you will remember what the Bible tells us.
Sally: Well, thanks again Grandma Lucy. Iíd
better get going. I have to help my mom bake some
(Bananas leans up
Bananas: You wouldnít be making any banana
cream pies would you?
Sally: I think weíre making, um let me see,
um pumpkin, and cherryÖ
Bananas: Yeah! Yeah! What else? (Bananas is
Sally: Um pecan, and yep banana cream pie!
Bananas: (Bananas is moving all over the place
in excitement) Bananas, bananas, bananas, my name is Bananas and I just love
bananas! (Bananas moves close to Sally) Can I eatÖ um,
I mean can I help you make some pies?
Sally: Well, my mom wonít let me bring any
animals home. We already have two dogs and a cat.
Bananas: I bet she would let you bring me if
you told her what a handsome monkey I am.
Sally: I donít think my mom would like it
even though you are, um such a handsome monkey.
Bananas: Iím also potty trained.
Sally: Iím sorry Bananas
Mrs. Bananas: (off stage) Bananas! You
better get your furry self back here and help me clean this tree out!
Bananas: Uh oh, I better get going before the
wife puts me on the F.B.Iís list for ĎMonkeys Most Wantedí. See ya. (Exits)
Sally: Phew, that was close! I donít think
my mom would have liked me bringing a banana crazed monkey home.
Grandma Lucy: I think youíre right. Letís go
before he comes back.
(Grandma Lucy and Sally hurry out)
Bananas: (enters) Hey, now, whereíd they go?
Hmmm! I have been bananaboozled.
Mrs. Bananas: (off stage) Bananas!!
Bananas: Uh oh! (Bananas looks back and forth and hurries out).