Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden Assembly for 7 – 11 year olds
This is the second in the Biblical Banter series – a script that has been written in 2 versions, for both younger (5 – 7 year olds) and older (7 – 11 year olds) children – both versions available separately off the website. Please note – this script is for the older age group.
The writer, Sue Russell, has to date written three other scripts in this series, including The Creation, Noah’s Ark and Jonah and the Whale. Sales of these products will dictate how many more biblical stories are written.
Duration: Around 10 minutes reading time - double this for inclusion of songs/music.
Cast of 30 - though this could be reduced right down to 5, as explained in Production Notes (only 7 actual speakers - rest part of Animal Kingdom, Circle of Life, routine)
Interesting choice of music - including Barbie Doll and Something Wrong in Paradise ..... not forgetting, of course, ..... Temptation!
Music 2 Temptation – Heaven 17
Serpent: Good day to you! So (hissing) nice ..sssssssssssssssssssss to meet you!
Adam: A pleasure to meet you too. (Looking up into the branches of the Tree of Knowledge). So is this where you hang out?
Serpent: Oh yessssssssssssssssss. Nice ..sssssssssssssssssssssss, issssssssssssssssssssssn’t it?
God: Hmm. Very pleasant. But of course this tree is quite different from every other tree in the garden.
Eve: Oh really? And why is that?
God: (To Adam) You mean you haven’t told her yet?
Adam: Oh, I was just getting round to it!
God: (Angrily) Just getting round to it? You need to get round to things around here a lot quicker than that …. Or you’re going to get into all sorts of trouble.
Monkey: (Aside) What was I saying?
Eve: So, what is it with this tree?
God: This tree just happens to be the Tree of Knowledge – of good and evil.
Eve: Ooh. I don’t like the sound of that last bit.
God: It’s not a ‘bit’ you have to worry about … (pauses) but a bite! One bite of one of these apples … (pauses) and you’re dead .. or as good as!
God: Correct. Kerput! They are forbidden! Forbidden fruit, get it?
(Adam puts his arm reassuringly around Eve)
Adam: But don’t you worry your sweet pretty head, Evie! There are plenty of other apples and fruit to eat from, in this garden!
Serpent: Oh yesssssssssssssssssssss. Of courssssssssssssssssssssssssse there are. But (to Eve) none quite as tasty as thesssssssssssssssssssssssssse.
God: What was that?
Serpent: Oh, jussssssssssssssssst sssssssssssssssssssssaying nothing like a bit of cheessssssssssssssssssssssse!
(Everyone looks baffled as Serpent sidles off, behind the tree)
God: Well, I think I’ll leave you to it. I don’t think I have to remind you what you can and what you can’t do, right?
(Adam nods and then prods Eve so that she nods too)
God: Excellent! Ah! To think you have everything you could possibly want!
Monkey: (Sarcastically) You’d think!
I mean, I need a wee wink – of shut eye!
Toucan: He means, sleep!
Monkey: (Holding hand up to his ear) But wait! What is that?
Music 3 Circle of Life – Lion King
(Enter ‘Animal Kingdom’ - See Production Notes)
(At the end of this performance, whole cast of animals bow and resume seats)
Adam: Wow! That was amazing! And to think we have the privilege of sharing (gestures around) all this … with such an amazing family of animals.
Eve: (Brushing herself down) Hmm. Kicked up a fair amount of dust, they did! (Running fingers through hair) Just look what it’s done to my hair!
Adam: (Laughing) Oh come on! I mean, in the overall scheme of things, do a few tangles really matter so much?
Eve: Actually, now you come to mention it; yes, they do!
Adam: (Laughing) Oh, I’m sure you’ll get over it! Now, dearest Eve, I’m off for a nap. I think that Monkey had the right idea. See you later!
(Exit Adam, leaving Eve ‘combing her hair’ with her fingers)
Eve: (Testily) ‘Dearest Eve’! ‘Don’t you worry your sweet pretty head’! Ugh! Who does he think he’s talking to?
Music 4 Barbie Girl – Aqua
(During this routine, Eve can seize various ‘accessories’ from the rest of the cast – to add to her ‘girlie image’; at the end of the routine, Eve defiantly throws all these accessories back – and stands, wagging her finger at the audience)
Eve: No! No! And no again! Number one – my name ain’t Barbie! Number two – my other half ain’t Ken! No! Let’s start as we mean to carry on!