Philip and the Official

By Dan Wilson


The story of the meeting between Philip and the Ethiopian official, as a puppet play.


Acts 8:26-40



Nar: One day, an angel of the Lord told Philip to walk along a certain road.

Phi: Hello, I'm Philip!

Nar: On his way he saw an Ethiopian Eunuch who was on his way to Jerusalem.

Off: I happen to be a very important official.

Nar: The Spirit told Philip to go and stay near the Official's chariot.

Phil: (Hums the Chariot's of Fire song while jogging up to Official) So far, so good!

Off: He was led like a sheep to slaughter...

Phil: Why, that's the book of Isaiah!

Off: ...nd as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

Phil: Excuse me, sir, but do you understand what you are reading?

Off: How can I, unless someone explains it to me? Come on up.

Phil: Thanks! Lets see. Hmm, looks Greek to me.

Off: It is in Greek, I don't read Hebrew.

Phil: That would explain it then.

Off: Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?

Phil: I'm glad you asked!

Narr: And Philip told the Ethiopian...

Off: Ahem.

Narr:...Official all about Jesus and how he fulfilled the words of the prophecy he was reading.

Off: Well, look, here is some water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?

Phil: Immersed or sprinkled?

Off: Your choice.

Phil: I baptize you in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Narr: And after Philip baptized the official, the Holy Spirit took Philip away.

Phil: What does that meaaaaaaannn?! (Person with sign saying "Holy Spirit" grabs Philip by the hair and walks off with him)

Off: Where'd he go? I just gave my life to Jesus and there's no one to celebrate with.

Narr: And so the Ethiopian official went on his way, rejoicing over what had happened.


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