Mirror, Mirror-Drama Skit

Mirror, Mirror-Drama Skit

Themes: Mother's Day, motherhood, self-esteem, truth vs. perception, reflections of yourself, how others perceive you
Categories: Mother's Day, Life Situations, Christian Living, Women's Ministry 

This lighthearted look at motherhood begins with a woman wanting to know how she is doing in her role as a mother. She asks her mirror:  "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest mom of all?" The mirror is hesitant to answer, however, given that he is prone to telling the truth.  But, at the insistence of the woman the mirror begins to tell her the truth as he sees it.  When she becomes discouraged, it takes two other household mirrors to convince the woman that the truth isn't always as it may initially seem.

Style: Comedy

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Characters: 4 (2 Male, 2 Female)
Two of these characters could be gender neutral
Length: 5-8 minutes
Excerpt (Sample)

Setting: As the scene opens, woman is gazing into her mirror

Note: The mirrors can be played by either males or females—they are gender neutral.


Woman: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest mom of all?


Mirror: You’ve got the wrong mirror lady. I don’t do that kind of work anymore.


Woman: Why not?


Mirror: Because I tell the truth.


Woman: So?


Mirror: So? Do you know what kind of damage people can do to a mirror who tells the truth? Just last week I got a shoe thrown in my face for telling a lady that she actually did look fat in the dress she was wearing. They’re still searching for some of my broken pieces!


Woman: Oh dear. Well, what if I promise not to throw anything at you? Please? I’d really like to hear what you have to say.


Mirror: Sure, you say that now. Believe me lady, you don’t really want to know the truth.


Woman: Yes, I do.


Mirror: No, you don’t.


Woman: Yes, I do.


Mirror: No, you don’t.


Woman: Yes, I do!


Mirror: You can’t handle the truth!


Woman: (grabbing person by the collar) Look, you arrogant piece of over reflective glass, I want the truth and I want it right now!


Mirror: Okay, you asked for it.


Woman:                 (she lets go of her grip) That’s more like it. 


Mirror:                    You’re not the fairest mom of all.   


Woman:                 What? 


Mirror:                    You’ve let yourself go. 


Woman:                 I beg your pardon! 


Mirror:                    See, I told you.  That’s why I don’t play this game.  You can’t handle the truth.  


Woman:                 Wait a minute, you just caught me off guard that’s all.  Go on, please.  I can take it, really.  I’d like to hear your opinion. 


Mirror:                    Okay.  Let’s start with those fingernails. 


Woman:                 What about them? 


Mirror:                    Didn’t they used to be long and polished?  


Woman:                 I suppose so. 


Mirror:                    Now look at them.  They’re uneven, widdled down little nubs.  What’s up with that? 


Woman:                 Well, I… 


Mirror:                    And what about your hair? 


Woman:                 What about it? 


Mirror:                    A ponytail?  Do you really think that’s sophisticated? And speaking of hair, didn’t it used to be a lot darker?  I see a lot of grays starting to come in now. 


Woman:                 What? Where?  (examines her hair closely in mirror) 


Mirror:                    And I hate to bring this up but you’ve got some dark circles under your eyes.  


Woman:                 Yes, well I… 


Mirror:                    And don’t even get me started on those clothes! 


Woman:                 My clothes?  What’s wrong with my clothes? 


Mirror:                    You used to dress with such flair and fashion, all crisp, neat and tidy.  You used to wear cute little outfits with matching earrings, matching shoes and matching hand bag.  Now you’re wearing…what are those, sweat pants?   


Woman:                 They’re comfortable. 


Mirror:                    They’ve got a hole in them and they’re stained. 


Woman:                 I had a hectic morning. 


Mirror:                    Like I said, you’ve let yourself go. 


Woman:                 Appearance isn’t everything you know. 


Mirror:                    It is to a mirror. 


Woman:                 Good point.  Well, there’s more to being a good mom than just how you look.