The Easter Drama Scene: The porch of a
The Simple Easter Drama Setup: Do what you can
to make the actors look like rabbits; at the least, give them
cardboard rabbit ears taped to paper headbands. N.R. Jizer wears
sunglasses, and Stranger has a cane. Place five chairs in a row
across the stage, facing the audience. Make sure your actors
understand that they should use elderly voices, that "N.R. Jizer"
sounds like "Energizer," and that Plugs Bunny talks as much like an
elderly Bugs Bunny as possible. (Note: Before the drama
performance, you may want to review the special pronunciation of
some of Plugs Bunny's words.)
The Easter Drama Characters:
N.R. Jizer, a nonstop talker Trixie Rabbit, who's obsessed with
fruit flavorsPlugs Bunny, a hard-of-hearing wise guyCodger Rabbit,
who's cranky and feebleStranger, who's friendly but quietThe
characters in this skit are all rabbits; four of them parody
"famous" rabbits (the Energizer batteries bunny, the Trix cereal
rabbit, Bugs Bunny, and Roger Rabbit from the movie Who Framed
Roger Rabbit.) Actors of either gender could play most roles, with
minor word changes.
Puppet Options: This skit lends itself
perfectly to puppets -- if you can find five rabbit puppets. Make
paper sunglasses for N.R. Jizer and, perhaps, paper eyeglass frames
for the other rabbits. If you want to mix puppets and live actors,
cast a leader as Stranger.
Extra Touches: If you have time, add costume
and makeup details -- pink noses with whiskers, buck teeth, and
clothing such as suspenders and bow ties.
(As the skit begins, all characters except Stranger are onstage,
sitting in a row of chairs and looking into the distance.)
The Easter Drama
N.R.: Well, just LOOK at that SUNSET. Too bad my EYES aren't
what they USED to be. Which REMINDS me of the time I was MARCHING
DOWN THE HIGHWAY in the DARK, BEATING my DRUM, and a LOGGING TRUCK
HIT ME. I just kept GOING and GOING and GOING.
Trixie: (Interrupting.) Oh, don't get started on THAT again! It
IS a nice sunset, though. Reminds me of a BOWL of CEREAL: RASPBERRY
RED, LEMON YELLOW, ORANGE ORANGE. Ah, but THAT cereal is for KIDS!
Plugs: Ehh, what's THAT doc?
Trixie: (Speaking louder.) I said, "ISN'T THAT RIGHT?"
Plugs: BRIGHT? YEAH, it's BRIGHT! BRIGHTEST SUNSET I've seen
Codger: It's the ONLY sunset you've seen today! I don't know why
I hang around with you GRAY HARES. I'm a MOVIE STAR! At least I was
until I was FRAMED! I was FRAMED, I tell you, or my name isn't
CODGER RABBIT! (Starts coughing.)
(Stranger enters the stage, walking with a cane.)
Stranger: HELLO! Mind if I JOIN you?
N.R.: NOPE. Are you NEW here?
Stranger: (Sitting.) YEP, I've just RETIRED.
N.R.: Then welcome to the OLD RABBITS' HOME! I'm N.R. JIZER.
(Points at others, introducing them.) This is TRIXIE RABBIT; that's
PLUGS BUNNY; and down there is CODGER
RABBIT. He used to be a MOVIE STAR, you know.
Codger: Until I was FRAMED! (Starts coughing again.) FRAMED, I
N.R.: And what's YOUR name, stranger?
Stranger: Oh, just call me BUNNY.
Plugs: FUNNY? What kind of name is THAT?
Stranger: BUNNY! Just call me BUNNY!
Plugs: Ehh, what's THAT, doc?
N.R.: Never MIND. Look at that SUNSET. Reminds me of the time I
MARCHED around the WORLD in EIGHTEEN DAYS. Just kept BEATING that
DRUM -- BOOM, BOOM, BOOM! Through HURRICANES and MUDSLIDES, UNDER
WATER and over MOUNT EVEREST! Right into the SUNSET! Nothing could
STOP me! I just kept GOING and GOING and GOING.
Trixie: (Interrupting.) And you're STILL going and going ON and
ON about all the UNBELIEVABLE THINGS you've done! Well, I can top
THAT! I remember the time those little KIDS wouldn't let me have
any of their CEREAL. Ah, that CEREAL! BLUEBERRY BLUE, GRAPE PURPLE,
N.R.: (Interrupting.) Get to the POINT, WILL YOU?
Trixie: They wouldn't even let me have a TASTE! So I STUFFED
THEM INTO A VAN and DROVE TO THE CEREAL FACTORY and DUMPED THEM IN
THE GIANT VATS OF FOOD COLORING! THAT taught them a lesson, I'll
tell YOU! They came out LIME GREEN, APRICOT GOLD, MUSHROOM
N.R.: (Interrupting.) ENOUGH with the COLORS! That's quite a
STORY, but I'll bet PLUGS BUNNY can beat it! RIGHT, Plugs?
Plugs: Ehh, what's THAT, doc?
N.R.: (Speaking louder.) I say, "YOU can beat THAT!"
Plugs: Eat WHAT? Not that CEREAL, I hope! It's for KIDS!
N.R.: FORGET the cereal! We want to hear a story about the MOST
UNBELIEVABLE THING you've ever DONE.
Plugs: Oh! That would be the time I BOINED ELMER FLUB to a
CRISP. It was the OPENING DAY of WABBIT...I mean RABBIT HUNTING
SEASON. I was MUNCHING CARROTS, MINDING my own BUSINESS, when
suddenly my whole WOILD exploded! Old ELMER was SHOOTING at me! So
I TOINED, and with all my STRENGTH, I reached up and TIED HIS
SHOTGUN IN A KNOT. Next time he FIRED, he was TOAST.
Codger: (Speaking loudly.) What's so unbelievable about THAT? MY
story is the UNBELIEVABLE one.
Plugs: Oh, YEAH? What's YOUR story, doc?
Codger: (Pauses.) I was FRAMED!
N.R., Trixie, and Plugs: (Speaking together.) We KNOW!
N.R.: (Speaking to Stranger.) How about YOU, newcomer? What's
the most unbelievable thing YOU'VE ever done?
Stranger: (Pauses.) HMM, I guess that would BE...EASTER.
Trixie: EASTER? What ABOUT it?
Stranger: Well, I managed to CONVINCE everybody that it was
REALLY about COLORED EASTER EGGS.
Trixie: COLORED EASTER EGGS?
Codger: You're KIDDING!
Plugs: That's the most RIDICULOUS thing I ever HOID!
N.R.: Now LISTEN, Stranger. We like to tell some TALL TALES
around here. But that whopper YOU just told is a little TOO
Codger: YEAH! Who would fall for a story that said EASTER was
about COLORED EASTER EGGS?
Stranger: Oh, you'd be SURPRISED.
Plugs: And I suppose you got everybody to FORGET about the REAL
meaning of Easter?
N.R.: About that MAN who DIED, then came BACK and just kept
GOING and GOING and GOING?
Stranger: That's RIGHT.
Codger: (Getting up.) Well, you can't expect us to believe THAT,
pal. We weren't born YESTERDAY, you know!
N.R.: (Getting up.) Not by a LONG shot!
Plugs: (Getting up.) Colored EASTER EGGS, my FOOT! What's up
with THAT, doc?
N.R.: Well, it's time to get inside for DINNER. Probably MASHED
(All groan and exit the stage except for Trixie and Stranger, who
talk on their way out.)
Trixie: SAY, bunny, these COLORED EASTER EGGS -- were they
Trixie: LEMON YELLOW?
Trixie: ORANGE ORANGE?
Stranger: You GOT it.
Trixie: OOH. (Exits the stage.)
Stranger: Gets 'em every TIME! (Exits the stage.)
Scriptures to Read: Matthew 28:5-7 and 1 Corinthians
o Talk About: About how old were you when you first heard of the
Easter bunny? What did you think when you heard about him? Which do
you suppose more people think of when they hear the word "Easter":
colored Easter eggs or Jesus? Why? What do you think is the best
way to celebrate Easter? Why? In no more than 10 words, how would
you explain to someone who'd never heard of Easter why it's
This skit is excerpted from Instant Skits for Children's