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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL

This full length play is excellent for Marriage Conferences or Marriage Retreats, as well as for Family Conferences.  Broken Promises is a play about covenant, family and restoration.

 

Maurice and Jackie are high school sweethearts and are now approaching eighteen years of marriage but something has changed. Jackie and Maurice have become distant. Jackie sees it  but she's afraid to face it and discuss it. As time progresses Jackie realizes that some things you just cannot ignore.

 

Maurice must confess his faults, repent and ask his wife to forgive him. The Jenkins family needs restoring. Thanks to close, loving friends who are bold enough to step in and help Maurice and Jackie to deal with some painful issues so that restoration can come.

 

This play will make you laugh and touch you deeply as you witness the wedding, separation and restoration process of this couple.

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 Maurice Jenkins (leading man; age between 40-45. Janiceís husband of 15 years) bullet

Jackie Jenkins (leading lady; age between 40-45.  Mauriceís wife) bullet

Note: [It would be great if Jackie and Maurice can sing] bullet

Tia Jenkins  (age 8.  Janice and Mauriceís daughter) bullet

Deon Jenkins  (age 16.  Janice and Mauriceís son) bullet

Darlene Churchfield (age between 30 and 35.  An attractive woman with a good sense of humor. Jackieís neighbor and bestfriend) bullet

 Keith Churchfield (between 30-35.  Darleneís husband of 5 years. Very outgoing). bullet

Mom Mason (age between 55-60.  A wise and loving family friend of the Jenkins). bullet

Pop Joe Mason (age between 60 and 61.  Estherís loving husband of 30 years.) bullet

Mary (church member and Janiceís long-time friend) bullet

Groomsman #2 bullet

Flower Girl bullet

Ring Bearer bullet

Nelson Jenkins (Mauriceís brother (age 38-41) bullet

Trish Jenkins (Nelsonís wife) bullet

Pastor (performs wedding ceremony in opening scene) bullet

Singers (for wedding and soloists for in between scenes) bullet

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EXCERPTS FROM PLAY  - COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL

©2006, Pamela R. Smith, All rights reserved.

SCENE I

 Setting: 17 years earlier.   Church is decorated for a wedding.  Musician is playing softly and the soloists are in position.  The guests are already seated and the ushers are at their post. The guests are dressed for a wedding. The pastor and groom (Maurice) are already at the altar. 

 

The musician plays: ďForever I DoĒ as the wedding party makes its entrance.

 

Groomsman #1 (Keith) escorts Bridesmaid #1 (Mary)

Groomsman #2 escorts Bridesmaid #2 (Trish)

Nelson (best man) escorts (Maid of honor, Darlene)

Ring Bearer

Flower Girl

 

After the Flower Girl reaches the altar the musician plays one stanza of ďHere Comes the Bride/Wedding MarchĒ and the Pastor signals for everyone to stand.  The musician then plays and sings with singers ďI Prayed for YouĒ) [by Allen & Allen from their ďNew Beginning CD]

 

Jackie: (bride Ė dressed in wedding dress Ė escorted by Pop Mason)

 

Pastor: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the covenant agreement between Maurice DeWayne Jenkins and Jacquelyn Marie Davis.  A covenant is more than a legal contract. It is binding in the heart and spirit. This covenant is between God, Maurice and Jacquelyn. This day they have chosen to make a public profession of their covenant love for one another. Who gives this bride away?

 

Pop Mason: I do. (gently hugs Jackie and steps backward and sits on the front row next to Mom Mason).

 

Pastor: Ruth 1:16-17 says "Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me."  This day Maurice and Jackie have purposed in their hearts to enter into the same covenant. To love, honor and cherish one other, allowing nothing and no one to separate them.  Maurice do you take Jacquelyn to be your wife?

 

Maurice: I do.

 

Pastor: Do you promise to love, honor, cherish, and protect her, forsaking all others and cleaving only unto her.

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 EXCERPTS FROM PLAY  - COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL

©2006, Pamela R. Smith, All rights reserved.

SCENE II - (EXCERPTS ONLY)

Jackie Ė Someone is at the door.  Itís probably Darlene.  We were going grocery shopping together.

 

Mary Ė All right but call me on my cell phone if you are able to make the seminar.

 

Jackie: Okay. Bye.

 

Mary: Bye.

 

Jackie Ė (places phone in its cradle; goes to the front of house and opens door for Darlene Ė cheerful)  Good morning Darlene, come on in. 

 

Darlene Ė (enters)  Girl, Iím so glad to have a day off!  We have been working so many long hours (sits on sofa)  Iím beat.

 

Jackie Ė Well, just sit back and relax awhile.  I remember those long hours I had to work when Maurice and I were first getting our business started.  It wears you out.

 

Darlene Ė I know thatís right and Keith acts like he canít understand!  I come home from working ten hours and if I havenít put anything in the slow cooker, I have to spend another hour in the kitchen.  And Iím not even going to talk about having to clean, do laundry, help the kids with their homework, go to after-school activitiesÖ.  Now every now and then Keith will bring home something for dinner.   (chuckles) Girl, they didnít tell me it was going to be like this.

 

Jackie Ė What?

 

Darlene Ė Marriage!

 

Jackie Ė You and Keith have a wonderful relationship.

 

Darlene Ė (rhetorical question) By whose standards?  A crazy personís!

 

Jackie Ė You need to stop.  I see how he treats you.

 

Darlene Ė Please.  Donít believe the hype.  Thatís public behavior.  Follow me home.

 

Jackie Ė I have been in your home.

 

Darlene Ė No, I mean come and be a fly on the wall.

 

Jackie Ė Girl, stop.

 

Darlene Ė Stop nothing.  (pause) Yea, heís a mighty man of God, as you all say but he needs some teaching on how to be a mighty husband.

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 EXCERPTS FROM PLAY  - COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL

©2006, Pamela R. Smith, All rights reserved.

SCENE III - (EXCERPTS ONLY)

Setting: Jenkinsí Living Room. Maurice is just coming in from work, no one else is home.

 

Maurice: (enters and places his briefcase on the coffee table. He looks at his watch then calls out for the children) Tia (pause Ė listening for a response).  Deon. Hello, is anyone here? (brief pause. He looks at his watch again and then picks up the telephone and dials a number).  Hey.  How are you doing? (pause)  Iíll be there at 8:00 so you need to be ready. I donít have a lot of time tonight. (pause) Okay, Iíll see you when I get there. (hangs the phone up).

 

(the door opens. Tia enters first and Jackie and Deon follow)

 

Tia:  Hey Daddy, I thought you had to work late tonight (hugs her father).

 

Maurice: I do. I just came by to pick up something.  

 

Tia: You missed it Daddy. Deon scored a touchdown today!

 

Maurice: Is that right, son?

 

Deon: Yes. Are you getting ready to leave?

 

Maurice: Yes, I have to go back to the office for a few but I want be long.

 

Deon: (sarcastically) Really.

 

Maurice: (frowning) What?

 

Deon: Nothing. I still needed your help with my school project.

 

Jackie: (standing to the side going through the mail. Very quiet and distant).

 

Maurice: I want be long but Iím sure your Mom will be glad to help you until I return.  (looking at Jackie) What are you doing way over there? You havenít even given me my kiss yet.

 

Jackie: (stops thumbing through the mail and walks to where Maurice is and kisses him on the cheek and then pulls a magazine from the stack of mail she was going through and starts flipping the pages)

 

Maurice: Whatís for dinner?

 

Jackie: We already ate. You said you were working late.

 

Maurice: (acting agitated) Well, I still have to eat.

 

Jackie: Lately, when you have been working late you have not been eating at home, so I thought Iíd treat the children and celebrate Deonís touchdown at the same time.

 

Tia: (still excited) Daddy you missed it. Deon caught the other teamís ball and ran it all the way in for a touchdown.

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Trish: You know in about six months you and Maurice will have been for eighteen years and you all have been such an inspiration to me and Nelson. Lord, Nelson thinks his big brother Maurice does everything  right.

 

Jackie: And you?

 

Trish: Excuse me?

 

Jackie: You still work three days in the midtown office, so do you think Maurice does everything right?

 

Trish: Are you talking about the office or what because Iím hearing some under currents here?

 

Jackie: (serious demeanor) You know what Iím asking you.

 

Trish: Jackie, I donít know. We all are human and I donít have anyone so elevated that they canít error. That includes me, you, Nelson, and anyone else.

 

Jackie: Iím sorry, I didnít mean to put you on the spot. I just feel Ö.

 

Trish: Feel what?

 

Jackie: Nothing.

 

Trish: You can talk to me. It wonít go any further. Not even to Nelson.

 

Jackie: Itís hard to talk to someone about something that you are not even willing to admit to yourself.

 

Trish: What do you mean?

 

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EXCERPTS FROM PLAY  - COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL

©2006, Pamela R. Smith, All rights reserved.

SCENE V - (EXCERPTS ONLY)

 

Darlene: Iím telling you. What a turnaround. I canít get enough of my baby now. I thought we were on the verge of calling the quits but all we needed was some counseling to help us work through some things.

 

Keith: Yeah, it has really helped me.

 

Jackie: Okay, enough. What is it that you all have come here to do?

 

Maurice: I came to apologize.

 

Jackie: You have done that already.

 

Maurice: But you have not accepted it.

 

Jackie: I accept your apology. I just donít accept you in my life anymore.

 

Darlene: (covering her mouth)

 

Mom Mason: Why is it that you have decided not to accept Maurice back in your life?

 

Jackie: I didnít decide that; he did when he broke covenant.

 

Mom Mason: Thatís a nice little package you have put it in; so letís unwrap it to see whatís really inside.

 

Jackie: Excuse me?

 

Mom Mason: You have refused to talk to, meet with, or do anything with Maurice since the day you two openly discussed the affair.

 

Jackie: I just need time.

 

Mom Mason: That is true but the danger in shutting yourself down and shutting everyone out is your pain can easily turn to bitterness and that is not a place you want to live in. It poisons your entire home.

 

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Maurice: Heís really been concerned about you. But I told him you are strong and you will be fine.

 

Jackie: Thatís right, I will be fine.

 

Trish: Jackie, please let the wall down just a little. Just a little.

 

Nelson: Maurice is not the same man. All he wants is his family.

 

Jackie: Why? Why does he suddenly want his family?

 

Maurice: Because God has ordained us to be together. It was not put together by man but by God. You were right in saying that I did not value that enough. I didnít value the fact that my destiny is tied into your destiny. We are one. We can get some good things accomplished as individuals but as one, there is no telling what we can do.  I want my family because it is my destiny. I love you, Deon and Tia.

 

Jackie: (folding her arms and just staring at Maurice)

 

Maurice: Look I canít make you believe me. I canít make you trust me. You have to pray and ask God to lead you.

 

Darlene: Jackie, please. All he wants is just a small opening in your heart.

 

Jackie: (looking intently at Maurice) What do you want from me?

 

Maurice: (smiling) Not much. Just to be able to call and talk to you. To take you out at least once a week. To be able toÖ

 

Jackie: (interrupting, holding up one of her hands) Hold on, letís not get carried away. Maybe we can start off talking on the phone.

 

Maurice: (excited) Okay thatís good.

 

Jackie: What day is good for you?

 

Maurice: Any day. Iím taking a six month leave of absence from work.

 

Jackie: What?

 

Maurice: Yeah. Nelson has agreed to oversee everything.

 

Nelson: Jackie. He will do anything and whatever it takes.

Mom Mason: You know what would really be nice is if you two could finally take that two-week vacation in Paris staying at the Four Seasons Hotel George V that Jackie has been talking about for years.

 

Trish: (excited) Yes, and stay in the Honeymoon suite that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, as you have also mentioned for years.

 

Jackie: (trying to hide her excitement) We canít stay for two weeks, it would cost way too much.

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