The Waiting Room by Cleveland O. McLeish
Where will you spend eternity?

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This play won a Bronze medal in the 2011 JCDC National Literary Arts Competition. Included with this purchase is the Movie Version of the Script. SYNOPSIS Five strangers who had shared one specific location for only a moment in their earthly lives wake up in a Waiting Room with no idea as to how they got there and where they are. Like a puzzle, the pieces begin to come together when characters begin to see and interact with people from their past who had died. The shock is even more compounded when a Messenger comes on with a bible and tells them they are waiting to meet with Jesus. THE CHARACTERS JANE – is a Muslim that performed a suicide bombing that brought them all together in this room. She is an example of how one can believe strong enough to sacrifice their lives for something that is totally false and untrue. MARIA – is a backslider who allowed herself to be in that condition through the loss of a loved one. This character shows the importance of repentance and restoring your fellowship with Jesus. Also shows the selfishness that family can show with death and what it can lead to. KEVIN – is a Rastafarian who believed in something that was a true distortion of the truth. This character shows that even though Jesus is mentioned in the belief, it does not make it the way that the word of God instructs and teaches. MICHAEL - is a sinner that had a very hard heart. This character demonstrates how a person can be totally convinced that life on earth is the beginning and the end. In addition it shows how Jesus is always sending laborers across our path to introduce us to the truth. It displays how clearly the choice of redemption is to each one’s personal decision. FAITH – is one who accepted God as her Lord and personal savior before it was too late. This character shows that no matter how we live our life, the ultimate goal is to accept Jesus and live with an expectancy to see him face to face and hear well done. JESUS - This character displays the truth in the person of God’s infallible, uncompromising word. SETTING, PERIOD & LOCATION This takes place in a room (holding location) where one literally waits in the balance of eternal life and death. Hell is on one side and heaven in on the other. The period of time is following the return of Jesus and all of the dead in Christ has risen. These in the room died over 1000 years earlier. It is judgment time and every knee is bowed and every tongue is confessing. THEME The theme of the story is that Jesus is the one and only way to heaven and that we must accept him by faith through His grace towards us. Also to know that there are many false doctrines that we cannot give heed to. One theme is that just because you have accepted Jesus as some point in your life, which does not secure your place in heaven. There is more to salvation and repentance than having fire insurance. Length: 45-60 Minutes Cast: 6 males, 4 females, Plus 5 Additional. Audience: Teens & Adults Genre: Contemporary Drama

About Cleveland O. McLeish

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Cleveland O. McLeish is a published author and a multi-award-winning playwright and screenwriter, who considers himself one of God's modern-day scribes. He has penned over 100 plays and several screenplays, some of which have won Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals in competition, including the Screenplay Chloe Cleopatra Taylor. He is also a youth director and lay minister in the Church of God of Prophecy in Jamaica. He is a born Jamaican living in Kingston with his lovely wife, Nordia.
Published May 17, 2012 by Cleveland O. McLeish. 42 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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