Gabriel's News

A Visit with Mary

Colleen Scheid

Jan/2014, 4 Pages, INSTANT DOWNLOAD

ISBN-13: 9781606741894

An excited, athletic Gabriel surprises Mary with news that she’ll bear the Messiah. Her first response of fear turns to joy by the end. A narrator, invisible to the actors, sets the scene and gives a glimpse of Mary’s thoughts. The scene paraphrases Luke 1:26-26, making it accessible to children and youth audiences.

This piece involves the actors in a freeze in the midst of what they’re doing whenever the narrator speaks; they do not break their freeze till she is finished speaking. They may need coaching in how to hold a good freeze; big expressions, mid-motion, staring at one place so their eyes don’t move. (Blinking is ok!)

Cast Size: 3

Cast: Mary, Gabriel, Narrator

Tme Length: 3 minutes

Age Level: Youth and/or adults

Theme: The Annunciation

Colleen Scheid is a life-long writer and has performed nationally with Friends of the Groom Theater Company since 1984 ( She has also been writing, directing and performing plays for her own church, College Hill Presbyterian Church, since the early 1990s, so she has a good feel for the constraints of working in the local church with limited resources, and her sketch and monolog scripts are written with the local church in mind. In addition to the collection available through Skiturgies, Colleen has drama published by Lillenas Publishing, Standard Publishing and Contemporary Drama Service. Her first novel, Drug Free Actors, is available from Amazon and Kindle.

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