“Crazy For Christ”
Written By Frederick Passmore
Copyright 2015-2018 Sheep Laughs Publications
Synopsis: A young Christian intern applying for a position at a mental institution finds himself on the defensive against a hostile atheistic interviewer. His faith comes under fire, and his freedom threatened, as the Administrator examining him begins to question his sanity!
Soundtrack key: This is the type of script where your actors deliver their lines and the Skit Trax supplies the open and close music.
Length of play: 12-15 minutes
Number of cast: Six; two main parts, one minor part, and three walk-ons.
Category: Comedic, Medium-length Skit
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Price of script pdf & Physical CD:(Not available; there are only two tracks on the Skit Trax, not enough to warrant a physical CD.)
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Characters: Bob White, the intern. Dr. #1, who conducts the interview. Dr. #2, who reveals the secret twist. A nurse and two orderlies. (Note; either or both of the main characters of the Doctor and applicant may be switched to female, according to your cast choices.)
Costumes: Bob is wearing a suit, the Doctors may wear suits or wear white lab coats or smocks. The nurse and orderlies dress in white.
Props: A file folder, desk phone, pen and writing pad, fake hypodermic needle for a shot. HINT: Some party stores sell writing pens that look like a syringe, which will work if needed. But this might be a better option, for humorous effect: Click here to view a hi-resolution version of a hypo picture. Save it to your hard-drive and print it out on glossy photo paper. Then, glue the photo onto cardboard and cut out. Use this for the prop! (Warning: may cause some hypo-phobic viewers to faint!)
Setting: The inside of the Administrator’s office, which calls for a desk with a chair, and a chair in front of it.
Hint: go here to view a page that features several videos made by others that have performed and filmed this skit script. It might help your actors to see what others have done.
(A general description of the script; not all details or scenes are here, but it gives you an overall picture of what it is like.)
As the skit opens, a Doctor enters the room, and puts on the smock hanging on the coat rack, or back of the chair at the desk. He sits down, and is looking through a folder on the desk, when there is a knock at the door. Irritated at the intrusion, he asks who it is. It is a person applying for a position at the mental hospital, who had an appointment with the physician in charge of the institution. Sitting down, the applicant, “Bob White,” tries to acquaint the Administrator with their experience, but he rudely tells him he’s seen it all on his resume and application. Instead, he begins to interrogate him on his beliefs, since he worked at a Christian-based organization before coming there. As he slyly traps him into admitting that he accepts a number of miracles described in the Bible, Bob begins to understand that this is a challenge to his faith, and he defends his beliefs.
Preview a PDF page of the script that contains the scene above by clicking here: Crazy_For_Christ_sample_01
As the interview continues, the hostile Doctor presses the point that he thinks anyone that believes the Bible is mentally unstable, and therefore unfit for a position at a hospital that treats mental patients. He quotes a well-known person famous for their atheism, and as the applicant stands up for his beliefs, the Doctor is getting more angry and antagonistic, to the point that he is beginning to insinuate that he belongs there as a patient rather than an employee. Bob’s testimony of his faith in the resurrection of Jesus, and Creation rather than evolution, further enrages him and he begins to threaten him with his diagnosis that he should be admitted!
Preview a PDF page of the script that contains the scene above by clicking here: Crazy_For_Christ_sample_02
Calling for a nurse to administer a sedative, and two orderlies to take him to a room while he completes the admission papers, the Administrator informs him that he is committing him to the hospital for evaluation and treatment, based on his recommendation and observations. He stands to leave, protesting the illegality of that, and the nurse and orderlies arrive, followed by another Doctor, who orders them to take the patient. The nurse is wielding a large hypo, and advances toward the applicant, who backs away in fear. However, they then bypass him, making it apparent that they are moving toward the Doctor instead! Shouting in protest, he backs away as they grab him and use the needle on him. It turns out that he is a patient there, and was impersonating the real administrator, who tells the orderlies to return him to his room. The actual Administrator apologizes to the applicant, saying that the patient had earned some freedom to help as a janitor, but was now going to be restricted to his room. Relieved, Bob tells what happened, and the Administrator explained that the patient had once been an archaeologist, but after his discoveries failed to disprove the Bible, instead proving it correct, he went insane, hating the God he claimed not to believe in. He invites Bob to lunch in the cafeteria, and says he will conduct the interview later, and the skit closes with a humorous last line.
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We will be performing “Crazy for Christ” at the Zoar UCC in Evansville, IN on June 22.
I thought the script was great — very funny! Our youth will be performing this skit as the “Message” in their youth service on Sunday. They liked the script — and especially getting to use the giant needle at the end.
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