Service at Rocky Bluff

Book By: Scott Icenhower
Play #: 1503
Pages: 36 pgs
Cast: 3 m, 3 w

An 80-minute comedy for community theatres and churches. Amy Westmond and her husband Floyd, along with his brother and father who comprise a country music group, return to Amy’s home church. They reminisce and catch up on the gossip with Marie, the church’s housekeeper, and Betty, the choir director, who inspired Amy earlier but now seems to have somewhat of an attitude. The Westmonds are told that a search committee will be there for the evening hymn-sing to try to lure the church’s beloved pastor away. With the unseen organist who communicates through charades, they form a plan—a fake pastor and fake service! Lloyd will do his comic preacher routine and Floyd will be his minister of education. The two “ministers” have an abundance of bad jokes, and there’s plenty of comical choreography when they all sing. The fake service seems to be working, but when Betty brings out her puppet, Bobby Socks the Bible Book Worm, there are unexpected--and heartfelt--consequences. A genuinely funny and tender play which allows you to showcase the comic and singing abilities of your actors. Songs are easily available in most hymnals and one original song (#1504) available from publisher.

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Productions

BARN DINNER THEATRE 12 Performance(s)
GREENSBORO, NC 1/12/2018
EBENEZER DRAMA ENSEMBLE 3 Performance(s)
BLUFFTON, OH 8/4/2017
PROMISE PLAYERS 9 Performance(s)
GAP, PA 3/17/2017
RSVP COMMUNITY THEATRE 6 Performance(s)
ASHEBORO, NC 2/24/2016
HIGH POINT BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
COVINGTON, GA 12/6/2015
HIGH POINT BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
COVINGTON, GA 12/6/2015
OKEECHOBEE COMMUNITY THEATRE 5 Performance(s)
OKEECHOBEE, FL 11/7/2014
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
ALBANY, GA 7/25/2013
POOLE MENNONITE CHURCH 4 Performance(s)
MILLBANK CANADA, ON 3/21/2013
SUMMITS STAGE RIGHT 2 Performance(s)
WOODSTOCK, GA 2/15/2013
HODGES CHAPEL CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
CHOCOWINITY, NC 11/11/2012
WEST BARRE UNITED METH. CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
ALBION, NY 10/2/2012
BEAR LAKE UMC 1 Performance(s)
BEAR LAKE, MI 9/7/2012
CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
BESSEMER CITY, NC 4/1/2012
FOUNTAIN OF LIFE THEATER GROUP 1 Performance(s)
WESTON, WV 2/25/2012
SUMMITS STAGE RIGHT 2 Performance(s)
WOODSTOCK, GA 2/10/2012
HILLCREST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
BEDFORD, IN 12/2/2011
PINEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
TRENTON, GA 11/18/2011
NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP 1 Performance(s)
WALLNUT HILL, FL 9/28/2011
KERNERSVILLE LITTLE THEATRE 9 Performance(s)
KERNERSVILLE, NC 9/16/2011
LIVING WATERS FOURSQUARE CHURC 1 Performance(s)
SAVANNAH, TN 9/3/2011

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT SCOTT ICENHOWER TALKS ABOUT

“THE SERVICE AT ROCKY BLUFF”

 

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A: Too often I’ve seen people of faith portrayed in plays as buffoons. I wanted to write a Christian comedy that would be just as humorous, but show believers as intelligent and flawed individuals. The fake service to discourage a pastor search committee allowed me to accomplish that.

 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A: “You know some folks go their whole life never really knowing the good they’ve done. That’s mainly because no one ever tells them.” I hope this play will inspire folks to tell others how they have been influenced by them.

 

Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?

A: Many of the characters are exaggerations or amalgams of people in my home church family.

 

Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A: I wanted to achieve a play where we could laugh with and not at the characters.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?

A: Marie’s story about having a wreck near the Peach Tower in Gaffney, SC was based on a true incident. I was one of four committee members in the car.