A Knight's Tale-Drama Skit

A Knight's Tale-Drama Skit

Themes: Forgiveness; God's love; Salvation; God's protection; Obedience; Jesus' sacrifice, parallels death & ressurection
Categories: With God, Relationships, Easter, Sin, God/Satan, Life Situations, Topical, Christian Living 

This is a tale of God's love and loosely parallels the story of Jesus death and resurrection as well as the forgiveness we are given as God's child.  Told in a "fairy tale" manner, it is a good reminder for all ages of God's gift of salvation and forgiveness.

King Edward Maubry and his daughter, Princess Audra, live happily in the Kingdom of Templar.  Everything a princess could want is within the her father's realm.  The only rule that must be obeyed is to stay within the boundaries of the kingdom, for only mischief and evil reside outside the king's land.  When Audra begins to question her father's rule she is warned that only separation and heartache will follow her but she is also told she is not a prisoner within the kingdom and she is free to leave as she chooses.  Although Audra was tempted to leave, she abided by her father's rule.  That is, until one day Audra hears a soft and gentle voice coming from the castle courtyard.  A man appears who seems kind (but who is really a fire breathing dragon in disguise) convinces Audra to leave the boundaries of the kingdom.  She soon learns that no freedom comes without a high price.


This is a tale of God's love and loosely parallels the story of Jesus death and resurrection as well as the forgiveness we are given as God's child.  Told in a "fairy tale" manner, it is a good reminder for all ages of God's gift of salvation and forgiveness.

Style: Drama

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Characters: 5 (3 Male, 1 Female, 1 Neutral)
Length: 8-10 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

Setting: Medieval Times: A King’s Castle. Props and costumes can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, or they can simply be implied. The Teller is the narrator and is gender neutral. Baldor, the dragon, was written as a male part but can easily be adapted to accommodate a female. Princess Audra should be a girl in her teens, and is dressed to resemble a princess. 

Teller:              Once upon a time in a land far away there lived a king and his daughter.

King and Audra enter, arm in arm 

King:                I am King Edward Maubry, ruler of the Kingdom of Templar.  (bows to the audience) 

Audra:              I am Princess Audra and the apple of my father’s eye. (she looks to her father, smiles, thencurtsies)

The king and Audra sit on their thrones 

Teller:              It had been many years since the Queen had mysteriously disappeared from the castle, when Audra was but a wee little girl.  The Queen had been lured away from the castle, claiming to hear voices coming from outside the boundaries of the kingdom.  That was the day she had disappeared, and no one had seen nor heard from the Queen since.   Sadly, Audra had never known her mother. 

                        One day when Audra was a young girl she asked her father an important question. 

Audra:              (to King) Father, what lies beyond the boundaries of Templar? 

King:                (somewhat concerned) Only mischief and evil lie beyond the boundaries of our kingdom, Audra.  

Audra:              What kind of evil?  

King:                The kind of evil that will separate us.  

Audra:              (frightened) Separate us?  No! 

King:                (calming her fears) You shouldn’t worry my dear.  All you could ever want or need is within the boundaries of our land.  You have no need to venture outside the kingdom.  Don’t concern yourself with these unnecessary musings. 

Teller:              The king’s answer satisfied the young girl, but as the years began to pass, Audra grew more and more restless. 

(Audra gets up and moves around the stage) 

King:                My dear, what is troubling you? 

Audra:              Father, I’d like to travel beyond the boundaries of Templar.  May I go? 

King:                (immediately concerned) But Audra, you have no need.  All you could wish for or desire is here.  There is nothing out there for you but heartache and separation.  

Audra:              But what is out there?  What is so bad that you will not let me leave the kingdom? 

King:                You are not a prisoner here, Audra.  You may leave at any time.  

Audra:              I can? 

King:                Yes.  However, as ruler of this kingdom and as your father and protector, I am telling you, there is nothing out there that is better for you, than what you already have right here.  I am a king.  You are my daughter.  You lack nothing. 

Audra:              I heard something in the courtyard the other day.  

King:                (alarmed) What did you hear? 

Audra:              It sounded like a voice.  

King:                Perhaps it was the gardener. 

Audra:              No, this voice was different—melodious almost.  

King:                Beware of that voice, Audra.  It will lead you to nothing but trouble!  

Audra:              But it was so soft and gentle.  How could it lead me to trouble? 

King:                That voice is deceptive. Whatever you do, my daughter, stay within the boundaries of the kingdom, where I can protect you.  It is for your own good.  Do you understand? 

Audra:              Yes, Father.  

Teller:              But Audra did not understand.  

The king stands and removes the two “thrones”, exiting.  Audra continues to move around the stage.  

Teller:              She feared there was something much more grand beyond her kingdom; something wonderful her father was withholding.  Her curiosity continued to grow, as did her restlessness.  One day while she was walking near the courtyard, she heard a familiar voice.  

Baldor:             Hello Audra. 

Audra:              (stunned) Who is it?  Who’s there? 

Baldor:             (a gentle voice heard only offstage) My name is Baldor.  (BAL-door) 

Audra:              Show yourself! 

Baldor:             As you wish my dear.  (he enters, dressed neatly, appearing kind) 

Audra:              What do you want? 

Baldor:             I want you to have all you desire. 

Audra:              I already do.  I am a princess. 

Baldor:             You only think you have all you desire.  

Audra:              But my father… 

Baldor:             (interrupting her) Your father has lied to you.  

Audra:              Why would he lie? 

Baldor:             Because he knows if you leave the kingdom, he can’t control you anymore.  Your father craves power. He is a king--that’s who he is and what he does.  

Audra:              But he told me I was not a prisoner here, that I could leave at any time.  If he truly wanted to control me as you say, he would have forbidden me to leave. 

Baldor:             (laughs) Foolish girl…your father is wise.  Of course he said you were free to leave.  He knows if he had forbidden you to stay, you would never have listened.  You would have left out of rebellion.  It’s human nature. By offering your freedom, he was assuring you’d stay. 

Audra:              That’s reverse psychology. 

Baldor:             Of course it is, and I see it worked.   

Audra:              You said you were here because you wanted me to have all I desired.  How do you know what I desire? 

Baldor:             You are young; you want what every young girl wants.  Love. 

Audra:              I already have that here. 

Baldor:             You have the love of your father, but have you found the love of your life? Your soul mate? Your Prince Charming? 

Audra:              No. 

Baldor:             I didn’t think so.  You won’t find him here Audra, but if you come with me, I can assure you he’s out there somewhere, waiting for you. 

Audra:              How do you know? 

Baldor:             Because I’ve been there.  There are many new delights that await you Audra, but you must travel outside of your kingdom to find them.  If you stay here, you’ll grow old while life passes you by, never experiencing what “might have been.” 

Audra:              It is tempting. 

Baldor:             (smiles) It’s a wonderful place. 

Audra:              I am curious. 

Baldor:             Of course you are, as you should be. 

Audra:              But here, I’m safe. 

Baldor:             I’ve been outside the boundaries and I remain safe.  Do I look harmed in any way? 

Audra:              No. 

Baldor:             Do I look dangerous? 

Audra:              (relaxing) Actually, no.  You seem very nice. 

Baldor:             (as if ready to pounce) Then will you come with me? 

Audra:              (thinking it over) Yes.  I will!  Take me to this new and wonderful, magical place!  

Baldor:             I never thought you’d ask, my dear.  (extending a hand to her) Shall we go? 

She takes his hand and they exit.  After a moment, we hear Audra scream off stage 

Audra:              (screams off stage) Nooooo!