To warm, or not to warm

 

To warm, or not to warm

Equipment

1) Thick Sticks about 2’ long arranged in a tee-pee with a lantern inside; 2) Two plant spray bottles -or- two small childrens-sand-buckets and lots of blue confetti (need to refill between dowsings) 3) fireman hats/boots for 3 firemen

Preparation

setup tee-pee 'fire' with lantern inside, OFF 3 firemen are behind some obstacle waiting for cues to come out and dowse "offenders"

Action

Beginning: Leader with 3 scouts trailing him comes in and turns on lantern – scouts get closer warming hands, some with hands in pockets, leader hangs back. All Scouts: Comment casually about how nice it is to have a fire. Scout #1: “Hey – here’s a stick, I wonder what color flame it’ll make…” – reaches down to pick up a pretend stick and poke the fire. 3 Firemen: They scurry in quickly (tipped-off by another person who can see both skit and background firemen) and spray scout and rush off-stage Scouts continue casual talk Scout #2: “I think the fire needs more wood” – reaches behind and pretends to pick up a large stick to put on the fire 3 Firemen: They scurry in quickly and spray scout and rush off-stage Leader: “Hey Joe, can you get the first aid kit? I think cut myself on this sharp rock” – pretends to be hurt in the hand. Scout #3: “I don’t know where the first aid kit is!” – puts up hands 3 Firemen: They scurry in quickly and spray scout #3 and rush off-stage Leader: “OK guys, I need to put out the fire, can you hand me the water bucket?” All Scouts: "I don't see any water bucket!" 3 Firemen: They scurry in quickly and spray Leader for an extended period of time, then rush off-stage

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Sean Parker

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