Family Values-Drama Skit

Family Values-Drama Skit

Themes: Family Conflict/Resolution, solving problems, family squabbles, improving life
Categories: Family, Life Situations, Topical 

Kathy wants her way.  Her brother wants his way.  Mom wants things her way, and Dad would be happy if he could just get some dinner.  This skit transports you into the living room of the average American family, where conflicts abound, and resolutions are scarce. How can this family learn to live with each other in peace and harmony?  The answer may be as easy as a click of a button.

Style: Comedy

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Characters: 5 (2 Male, 3 Female)
Length: 8-10 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

Setting: A family room. While Kathy, a pre-teen is watching t'v., Mom is reading a book in a chair. Joan, an older teen sits to the far left or right side, observing. When she speaks, she addresses the audience, while the other characters "freeze."

(Brad, a 13-14 year old enters, plops down on the couch next to Kathy and snatches the remote control, turning the channel on the t'v.)

Kathy: Hey, I was watching that!

Brad: Not anymore.

Kathy: Turn it back!

Brad: No way!

Kathy: (reaching for the remote, as Brad holds it away from her) Give me that!

Brad: No!

Kathy: (still trying to get the remote) I was watching that movie, now turn it back!

Brad: No! I want to watch monster trucks.

Kathy: But I was here first.

Brad: I was here second. So what?

Kathy: Turn it back!

Brad: No.

Mom: (looking up from her book) I'm trying to read. Will you two pipe down?

Kathy: Mom, I was here first. Tell Brad to turn my movie back on.

Mom: Kathy, you've been watching t'v. for an hour and a half. Why don't you go do something else for awhile? (back to her book)

Brad: (mockingly to his sister) Yeah, go do something else.

Kathy: (angrily to her brother) I don't want to do anything else! I want to see the end of this movie.

Brad: It looks like a dumb movie anyway. I don't think you're going to be missing too much.

Mom: (not looking up from her book) I don't know how you can watch those sappy pre-teen movies Kathy. They're so unrealistic.

Kathy: They are not!

Brad: Right, how many teenage guys do you know who sit around writing poetry in a flower garden they planted for their girlfriend? Come on!

Kathy: Shut up Brad!

Brad: (pushing her on the arm) No, you shut up!

(Mom looks up)

Kathy: (punching him in the side) You're such a durf wad Brad!

Mom: Kathy that's enough! Go to your room!

Kathy: But he started it!

Mom: And I'm finishing it. Now, go!

Kathy: It's not fair! You always take his side.