Rock, Paper, Schism
Two men argue about the origin and religious importance of a rock.
Genre: Lite Comedy
Length: One-act stageplay
Cast: 2 male, 1 female
MOSHE: It’s… a rock.
AHMED: Moshe, what’s a rock doing here in the middle of this empty desert?
MOSHE: I don’t know, Ahmed. But, I do know that I found wood for my Zola. This will make her a little less bitter.
AHMED: Moshe, I believe that I am the one who found the rock.
MOSHE: You? How could you find the rock that was covered by bushes?
AHMED: When we moved the bushes, I found the rock.
MOSHE: But, I found the bushes and without the bushes there would be no rock. I’m just saying.
Moshe and Ahmed step back and study the rock.
AHMED: Imagine a rock like this in a place like this.
MOSHE: A rock like this… in a place like this!
Moshe and Ahmed study the rock in silence.
MOSHE (CONT’D): How could no one have seen this rock before today?
AHMED: The rock was covered by the bushes.
MOSHE: How could no one have seen these bushes before today?
AHMED: No one comes out this far from the village.