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Monk Monotony Skit

This skit is short and easy to pull off. It requires only 3 actors (the Main Monk, Monk Monotony and a sign carrier) and one prop (a large sign which reads "ten years later").

It’s a good skit to use as an opener to a discussion about complaining. The skit lasts only about 2 minutes and even if kids don’t laugh at the punch line, they will get the point.

Scene Script:
    Introduction: (to the audience) “Imagine, if you will, a monastery. Our scene takes place there, at the monastery where Monk Monotony has just taken a vow of silence.”

    Main Monk: So Monk Monotony, you have just taken a vow of silence?

    (Monk Monotony nods his head "yes.")

    Main Monk: Do you know what this vow of silence means?

    (Monk Monotony nods his head “yes.”)

    Main Monk: That’s right, you cannot say anything but two words for the next ten years. You may go now.

    (Monk Monotony exits.)

    (After 20 seconds in which the Main Monk does nothing, the sign carrier enters slowly from right and exits slowly to the left, carrying the sign which reads "Ten years Later."
    Monk Monotony enters.)

    Main Monk: Yes, Monk Monotony your first ten years are up, and you may say your two words.

    Monk Monotony: Hard bed.

    Main Monk: You many go now.

    (Monk Monotony exits.)

    (After abut 20 seconds in which the Main Monk does nothing, the sign carrier enters slowly from the right and exits slowly to the left, carrying the sign which reads "Ten Years Later.")

    (Monk Monotony enters.)

    Main Monk: Yes, Monk Monotony your second ten years are up, and you may now say your two words.

    Monk Monotony: Bad food.

    Main Monk: You may go now.

    (Monk Monotony exits.)

    (After abut 20 seconds in which the Main Monk does nothing, the sign carrier enters slowly from the right and exits slowly to the left, carrying the sign which reads "Ten Years Later.")

    (Monk Monotony enters.)

    Main Monk: Yes, Monk Monotony your third ten years are up, and you may now say your two words.

    Monk Monotony: I quit! (He begins to exit immediately.)

    Main Monk: Well, I am not surprised. You’ve been complaining ever since you got here.

Original Idea by Young Life

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