Scene 4: Annunciation


A young girl is sweeping the floor as DVQ and Harold look on. Suddenly an angel appears and calls to her.

Gabriel: Greetings favored one! The Lord is with you.
Mary: (drops her broom in fear and stares at the angel in wonder) What do you mean?
Gabriel: “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”
Mary: How can this be since I am a virgin?
Gabriel: The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most high will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. For nothing will be impossible with God.
Mary: Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.

The angel leaves as Mary picks up her broom and looks up to heaven.

DVQ: It can’t be! It just can’t be! It’s true? All of it’s true? I must see more! (punches the button on the blender again.)