O Chicken of Little Faith

Introduction

Created by Steve Moore, Rob Howard, David Guthrie

Summary

Sometimes fears and anxieties can make us feel like the sky is falling! On her last day on grandma’s farm, Faith falls into an afternoon nap after a busy day of playing, and into a dream where she thinks she has fallen asleep at night and forgotten to lock grandma’s chickens safely in the coop. In a panic she looks for them, and quickly finds them — now human-sized chickens wearing party hats, celebrating their “freedom” from the coop. Concerned to get them back home safely, she discovers they must cross the Pit of Fear, the Mountain of Expectations, and the Forest of the Unknown — exaggerated “dream versions” of things she is dealing with back home in real life. While facing these dangers (along with an unending stream of chicken jokes and puns), Faith is reminded of all she has learned from God’s Word which arms her, and her new poultry-pals, to trust God no matter what the fear or anxiety. Easy to learn, impossible to forget . . . O Chicken of Little Faith.

Approximate Performance Time

37 minutes

Cast List/Character Descriptions

There are 10 speaking roles available for casting in O Chicken of Little Faith. Any of the roles may be played by a boy or a girl with only slight name and gender modifications in the script. The indications below show how we recorded them on the demonstration recording. Many roles could be played by older youth or adults.

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CharacterGenderWhat they’re like
SMITHYboyA farmhand on the farm; the narrator who helps set the stage for the musical.
FAITHgirlA girl who’s been dealing with some troubles at home. She spends the summer at grandma and grandpa’s farm, and we enter into her dream about chickens.
NUGGETboyA chicken who appears in Faith’s dream; he is happy to be outside the coop.
SCRAMBLESgirlA chicken who appears in Faith’s dream; she is scared of everything.
BUTTERCUPgirlA chicken who appears in Faith’s dream; along for the journey, she is Benedict’s confidant.
BOOKWORMboyBookworm has devoured many books, and becomes a sort of guide along the journey.
ROADboyA help along the way, pointing our characters in the right direction.
CATgirlA menacing cat that tries to bully the chickens.
OWLboyA wise owl who helps guide our characters on their journey.
GRANDMAgirlFaith’s grandma; she is kind, understanding, and encouraging.
BENEDICTboyAn egg that hasn’t quite hatched; he is along for the journey, but just mumbles.
MR. EMOJIboyA yellow smiley face emoji that accidentally appears in Faith’s dream
CHICKSboys/girlsA group of preschoolers dressed as baby chicks.
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