The following is a script that I take no credit for. It was acted by a junior youth group from Scotland. I only looked at the play and complied the script. All creative credits belongs to them - though I don't know who they are. (The play is not copyrighted, and is the work of 11 to 14 year olds.) A video of the play can be found on U-tube under the same name.
SUPER-BAHÁ’Í-GIRL - AND THE LEAGUE OF SUPERHEROES
- SUPER-BAHÁ’Í-GIRL (S.B.G)
- EVIL GIRL (EVIL)
- SUPER BUDDHIST GIRL (S.BUDDHIST.G)
- SUPER JEW GIRL (S.JEW.G)
- SUPER ISLAM MAN (S.ISLAM.M)
- SUPER HINDU MAN (S.HINDU.M)
- SUPER CHRISTIAN MAN (S.CHRISTIAN.M)
- EVIL MOM
- EVIL DAD
- JEDI MASTER
- EVIL HENCHMEN
IN A COMMUNITY NEAR YOU, NOT SO LONG AGO…
SUPER-BAHÁ’Í-GIRL! AND THE LEGION OF SUPERHEROS!
A FEW DAYS AGO…
SCENE ONE: DUDE’S ROOMEdit
Knock, Knock, Knock
DUDE OEPNS DOOR
EVIL: Hi there. May I come in?
DUDE: Ah… sure… I guess.
EVIL: I have a gift for you. Don’t you think my pendulum is beautiful? Look at it very closely!
DUDE: Why, it is very beautiful.
EVIL: Look at it closer. Notice the intricate details as it swings back and forth.
EVIL SWINGS PENDULUM BACK AND FORTH DUDE BECOMES HYPNOTISED
EVIL: Listen to my voice, my pendulum of peer pressure commands you to do my evil bidding. You are now under my control.
DUDE: Yes mistress.
SCENE TWO: AT A STUDY CIRCLEEdit
TODAY AT A STUDY CIRCLE
S.B.G: Welcome to the first session of our study circle. I’m glad you Superheroes can make it.
S.BUDDHIST.G: We’re happy to make it, Super Bahá’í Girl. We want to learn more about this Bahá’í Faith of yours.
S.B.G: Our first topic we’re going to talk about is prayer. But first I’m going to get some tea. So why don’t you guys talk about prayer while I get the tea?
S.B.G LEAVES ROOM EVIL APPEARS
EVIL: Hello there… friends…
S.JEW.G: Where you come from?
EVIL: Oh there’s traffic… Now what were we discussing again?
S.ISLAM.M: Oh, we were talking about prayer and religion.
EVIL: Well… that’s a bit stupid, isn’t it? Why on earth would Super Bahá’í Girl wanna talk about that? Does she want to start a fight or something?
S.HINDU.M: Well why would we want to start a fight?
EVIL: Well you all pray differently, and all of you think you’re right… So obviously there is going to be a fight.
S.CHRISTIAN.M: But we all pray to God in our own way. What’s wrong with that?
EVIL: WHATS WRONG WITH THAT? He says. WHATS WRONG WITH THAT? If someone prays whilst rocking back and forth, and the other prays with prayer beads, and the other prays with his forehead to the ground. Each of you thinks you’re praying correctly, so you MUST think that the other person is doing it wrong. Here, this will make it clearer… Look closely at my pendulum of peer pressure
EVIL HENCHMEN APPEARS AND PRESSURES THE SUPERHEROES ALL SUPERHEROES START ARGUING SUPER BAHÁ’Í GIRL ENTERS THE ROOM
S.B.G: Why are you all fighting?
EVERYONE EXCEPT SUPER BAHÁ’Í GIRL LEAVES ROOM
SCENE THREE: OUTSIDE NEAR A TREEEdit
SOME DISTANCE AWAY
PENGUIN IS ON TREE BRANCH
PENGUIN: Help me! Help me! I’m a penguin and I’m stuck!
S.CHRISTIAN.M: Do not worry helpless penguin, Super Christian man is here to save you. S.HINDU.M APPEARS
S.HINDU.M: Do not worry helpless penguin, Super Hindu Man will save you.
S.CHRISTIAN.M: Hey, this is my rescue. I was here first!
S.HINDU.M: No way, you can’t save the penguin. You don’t pray to Vishnu!
S.CHRISTIAN.M: Well you weren’t baptised. You can’t save the penguin.
S.HINDU.M: Well bring it on then!
THEY FIGHT AND EVIL HENCHMEN COME TAKE THEM AWAY PENGUIN TURNS INTO EVIL GIRL
SCENE FOUR: IN A FIELDEdit
A BOY AND A GIRL ARE FIGHTING OVER A STUFFED ANIMAL
GIRL: Give it back!
BOY: nuh uh! I found it first!
GIRL: It’s mine!
S.BUDDHIST.G: Now, now kids… Don’t worry… Super Buddhist Girl is here.
S.JEW.G: The Super Jew Girl is here, is someone in distress?
S.BUDDHIST.G: No, no, thank you… I’ve got it covered.
S.ISLAM.M: Super Islam man is here to save the day!
S.BUDDHIST.G: No I was here first… I’ve got it covered!
S.JEW.G: You don’t believe in Yahweh.
S.BUDDHIST.G: I follow the eight fold path
S.ISLAM.M: Well I don’t eat pork.
S.JEW.G: Well I don’t either.
S.BUDDHIST.G: I’m a vegetarian!
THEY FIGHT AND EVIL HENCHMEN TAKES THEM AWAY
SCENE FIVE: BACK AT THE STUDY CIRCLEEdit
S.B.G: Where are all the Superheroes? What have I done? My study group must have been terrible! But that can’t be right, can it? I have to find out what’s going on! To the Bahá’í Mobile!!!
SCENE SIX: THE EVIL LAIREdit
IN THE EVIL LAIR
ALL THE SUPERHEROES ARE TIED UP SURROUNDED BY THE EVIL HENCEMEN
EVIL: Now I have you all in my clutches! My evil plan is almost completed. Well done evil sidekicks.
DUDE: Thank you Mistress… You peer pressure powers are unbeatable.
S.BUDDHIST.G: You evil plans will never work. We will defeat you.
EVIL: You cannot defeat me. Even with your super powers you are powerless. Slowly I will persuade the entire world to follow me.
S.CHRISTIAN.M: But why? Why must you do this evil?
EVIL: Why… indeed?
SCENE SEVEN: AT EVIL’S HOMEEdit
A LONG TIME AGO
EVIL: Mom, can I go to my friends tonight?
EVIL MOM: No! You can’t go out with your friends. You haven’t done the dishes, clean the toilet, bought our cigarettes or made dinner. What makes you think that you deserve to go out with friends?
EVIL: Well mom… I’ll only be a couple of hours and I’ve done my homework.
EVIL DAD: You bad girl! Listen to your mom! You’re not trying hard enough! You only got B in the last test! Now go to your room and think it through!
EVIL: Fine then! I’ll run away!
EVIL RUNS AWAY FROM HOME
SCENE EIGHT: AN ALLEYWAYEdit
EVIL SITING HEAD DOWN STRANGER COMES
STRANGER: Hey there? How’s it going?
EVIL: Who are you?
STRANGER: Feeling down? I’ve just the think for you.
EVIL: Can you make my parents disappear? Can you give me new friends and a new life?
STRANGER: Better… Take this, and I can make all your problems go away.
EVIL: I’m not taking anything from you.
STRANGER: Come on. Everyone’s doing it… It’s not that bad. Look, I’ll give you a sample free of charge.
EVIL TAKES THE SAMPLE
SCENE NINE: BACK AT THE EVIL LAIREdit
EVIL: And that’s why I’m evil. My life is bad, so should everyone else’s.
S.B.G: Stop it; it doesn’t have to be this way!
EVIL: Super Bahá’í Girl! Stay Back! You can’t save them!
S.B.G: I don’t need to save them. I want to save you.
EVIL: Save me? Ha! I can’t be saved.
S.B.G: Everyone can be saved. Just remember: Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. That’s not just some people, but all people have these gems inside them. EVIL: Ah! What was that? That was beautiful.
S.B.G: That was from the Bahá’í Writtings.
EVIL: No! It can’t be true! The world can’t be a nice place.
EVIL CRIES ON FLOOR
S.B.G: If you see it your way, then it can’t. But just remember: The well being of mankind, its peace and security is only attainable unless and until its Unity is firmly established. S.B.G GOES TO FREE THE OTHER SUPERHEROES
S.HINDU.M: Yes. I understand now. We heroes don’t have to fight amongst ourselves because of what other people say. Ultimately, we all want the same thing: to make the world a better place.
S.BUDDHIST.G: How could we have been so blind?
S.B.G: Apparantly society and peer pressure can make us think pretty silly things, I guess.
EVIL: well maybe I’ll read more of these Writings and see what its all about.
S.JEW.G: Well lets get rid of the power of peer pressure forever.
S.JEW.G TAKES THE PEER PRESSURE PENDULUM AND DESTROYES IT. ALL THE HENCHMEN FALLS TO THE GROUND
S.JEDI.MASTER: Well! Let’s sing!
S.CHRISTIAN.M: But wait a minute… who are you?
S.JEDI.MASTER: I’m Super jedi Master.
S.BUDDHIST.G: But what are you doing here?
S.JEDI.MASTER: I thought this looked fun, so I tag along. So lets SING!
S.B.G: Anyway… So from now on, lets save people together - in unity!