Cupid's Arrow-Drama Skit

Cupid's Arrow-Drama Skit

Themes: Appreciating your spouse; being thankful for what you have; the things each partner brings into a marriage; Valentine's Day
Categories: Love & Marriage, Valentine's Day 

Rob and Lynn have had trouble lateley appreciating what the other does in their marriage, so Lynn decides to hire Cupid in the hopes that he can help them.  And boy does he ever! With the flick of a remote (because arrows are "old school"), Cupid has changed everything.  Anything Rob used to do in the marriage has now becomes Lynn's job, and anything Lynn used to do has become Rob's job.  If either of them try to help the other or interfere in any way, an invisible "force field" stops them. This proves bad news for Rob whose biggest cooking accomplishment was making pop tarts, and even worse for Lynn who has no idea how to fix their broken garbage disposal.  On top of the "tasks" emotions are running high too: Rob begins to cry uncontrollably while Lynn can't help finding Rob attractive at a most inopportune time.  They soon realize how the tables have turned and must find a way to break the spell of Cupid's "Arrow."

Style: Comedy

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Characters: 3 (2 Male, 1 Female)
Length: 8-10 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

Setting:  A living room.  A couple sits waiting for a visitor. The props can be as simple or elaborate as you'd like.


Are you sure he'll show?

He'll show. 

How do you know?

Because I got his name from a very reliable source. 

Oh, like the clown you hired to come to Sarah's party last year?

Hey, there was no way I could have predicted the guy would freak out when he saw the vegetable tray.  Really, what kind of person is afraid of carrots?

Well, what kind of person would serve a vegetable tray at a kid's birthday party?  Kid's want cake and ice-cream not carrots and broccoli. 

(defensive) I had cake and ice-cream too.  I was trying to provide some balance so the kids weren't completely loaded up with sugar.  (pause) At least I did something.

What's that supposed to mean?

It means you didn't do anything to contribute to our daughter's party! 

Excuse me, but who set up that giant tent in the backyard when it looked like rain?

Big deal.  So you spent a few minutes putting up a tent.  I planned the whole party. I made and sent out all the invitations, baked and decorated the cake, bought the presents, wrapped them, hid them so Sarah wouldn't find them, hired the clown-as strange as he was- played hostess all day to a rambunctious group of 7 year olds and then spent the rest of that evening cleaning up the mess from the afternoon. 

Yeah, it's real hard go shopping and bake a cake and pick up a few paper plates.  I'd hate for you to have to break a fingernail or something. 

Are you saying what I do isn't important?

I'm saying you don't know the meaning of hard work.  I'm out working every day in the elements of nature-- rain, sleet or shine--building and fixing roads for the city.  That's  a hard job.  So excuse me if I don't have a lot of sympathy for your busy planning skills.  (he emphasizes the word "skills" in a sarcastic manner)

(angry) We'll see about that.

(equally angry) Yes, we will.

A knock is heard at the door.

There he is now.

Rob answers the door and Cupid is there.  Cupid should be a man dressed all in pink or red, with a tutu (if possible) and angel wings and halo.

Are you Cupid?

(indicating his outfit) Who else would dress like this? 

You've got a point. Come on in.

Cupid enters

Hi. I'm Lynn.  I believe we spoke on the phone.  This is my husband, Rob.

Yes, it's nice to meet you both. 

They take a seat.

So, from what I gathered on the phone, you two are having quite a few issues appreciating each other lately.  Is that correct?

That's an understatement!  She doesn't appreciate anything I do.

And he thinks all of my tasks are menial.  Do you think you can help?

You certainly wouldn't be the first couple to experience this particular problem.  It might be a bit tricky but I think I can help you.

(relieved) Great!

But I must warn you, it won't be as easy as you think.  Are you sure you want to do this?

Give me a break!  How hard can it be? 

(looking angrily at Rob) Bring it on!

All right.  Now, just relax.  This might sting a little.

(concerned) You're not going to shoot us with that arrow, are you?

(laughs) No.  That was old school.  I just carry it around for looks now.  These days, I use this.  (pulls out something that looks like a remote)  Now, don't worry, it only hurts for a second. (He aims it at Rob first and clicks)

(winces) Ouch!

Told ya. (aims it at Lynn and clicks)

(winces) Hey!

From now on, you two should be looking at things a little differently. 

How long will this last?

As long as it needs to.  It's kind of a self-regulating therapy.  It'll wear off when the job is done.  There is one thing though.  You won't be able to help each other in any way and you may find some of your behavior a little different than usual.

What do you mean?

(smiles) You'll see.  (he heads for the exit) Well, it was good to meet you folks.  I sure hope everything works out for you.

I'm sure it will.  Like Rob said-how hard can it be?

(laughs) Right.  Give me a call if you need anything else. I'll be seeing you. (he exits)