The Painting

Return of the Prodigal Son

Colleen Scheid

Jan/2014, 4 Pages, INSTANT DOWNLOAD

ISBN-13: 9781606741832



A print of Rembrandt’s “Return of the Prodigal Son” is the catalyst for a conversation that results in a breakthrough in a mother/daughter relationship that has been strained. The daughter’s altered understanding of her mother’s heart influences an important decision. There’s a lot more emotion in the subtext of this piece than in the lines themselves. The actors need to be able to show that, to move from estrangement to an emotional connection.

Cast: 2 (Jan, a mother, and Kayla, her young adult daughter)

Time Length: 5 minutes
Age Level: Youth or adult
Theme: Forgiveness

Colleen Scheid is a life-long writer and has performed nationally with Friends of the Groom Theater Company since 1984 ( She has also been writing, directing and performing plays for her own church, College Hill Presbyterian Church, since the early 1990s, so she has a good feel for the constraints of working in the local church with limited resources, and her sketch and monolog scripts are written with the local church in mind. In addition to the collection available through Skiturgies, Colleen has drama published by Lillenas Publishing, Standard Publishing and Contemporary Drama Service. Her first novel, Drug Free Actors, is available from Amazon and Kindle.


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