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The Cage

Description: Using a simple metaphor, Preacherman illustrates the age-old struggle between Good and Evil.

Average Rating:
9.1 (Very good)
103 votes
We Can Kill Satan (Rated by: Richard) Posted August 12 2002

Rating: 10

There is nowhere in the Bible that says we can't kill satan! We must fight the demons that carry his message. My wife is paralyzed because of demons.
I know why the caged bird sings (Rated by: Lester) Posted August 12 2002

Rating: 10

And now I know why Jesus is in Heaven and Satan is in hell and where I'm going after I die. Thank you P2P.
No Heading (Rated by: Fred) Posted August 12 2002

Rating: 10

Why didn't Preacherman save the boy instead of the birds?
I'm not so sure about these "art" puppet plays. (Rated by: Barry Christmas) Posted August 14 2002

Rating: 10

This reminds me of Bergman. Don't know why but it does. Not sure I like it but who am I? Not a fan of dirty birds either.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted October 12 2002

Rating: 10

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted October 27 2002

Rating: 10

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted February 5 2003

Rating: 10

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Good Symbolism (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted June 21 2003

Rating: 10

I liked the symbolism of the cage. There are so many people who are trapped!
Perffect for Easter (Rated by: Jill Sagan) Posted March 1 2004

Rating: 10

I've always loved this story, but I never thought I could perform it with puppets and for children on Easter! Which is what we'll be doing. Thank you.
tweet story (Rated by: Virgil) Posted March 12 2004

Rating: 10

Now this one's got guts. I might have given the characters more interesting names--like, "Howard" or "David" or something--but that's just a small idea for a great script.
A winner! (Rated by: Kelli) Posted April 10 2004

Rating: 10

Just in time for Easter!
I love this script! (Rated by: Ryan) Posted May 24 2004

Rating: 10

What a great story! It's a tremendous metaphor that all the kids I know will get!
I was moved! (Rated by: Ashley) Posted June 22 2004

Rating: 10

I'm not sure everyone could use this, but I can.
Agree with Ashley (Rated by: Rose) Posted June 23 2004

Rating: 10

I can use this!
The Cage (Rated by: Jamie) Posted August 7 2004

Rating: 10

This is very good! I'm 17 and I head my church's group for puppets. I like this al ot.
Simply astouding (Rated by: JR) Posted August 22 2004

Rating: 10

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Get with it! (Rated by: Amber) Posted January 26 2005

Rating: 10

What I was looking for! Old-fashioned! Good story! Perfect for my church! Thanks!
New to the puppet world (Rated by: A passerby) Posted February 18 2005

Rating: 10

Of the 15-20 scripts I read on this place - this is the one lik e best.
Easter Message! Great! (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted February 24 2005

Rating: 10

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 11 2005

Rating: 10

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Thank you!@ (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 11 2005

Rating: 10

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Powerful (Rated by: Zizi) Posted March 17 2005

Rating: 10

Jesus died for me so I could be free to do whatever I want. I can't waste that freedom.
Last minute LIFE SAVER! (Rated by: Lighthouse UCC) Posted March 28 2005

Rating: 10

Just in time for our Easter Sunday! You are a life saver!
excellent story (Rated by: bible betty) Posted March 28 2005

Rating: 10

this is a very good story. It really made the kids think just how much love & compassion Jesus had for this dieing world. the adults were very moved. the story in our show was told from a six yr old child's point of view. She was in the main service and was listening to what happen to her pastor on his way to Easter service.
i'm lovin' it (Rated by: Son of Sagamore) Posted April 5 2005

Rating: 10

I think Virgil is right, again, and it's good to see that he's still around in some form or another. This is a great little script.
We will use it in the church (Rated by: Denyse) Posted April 17 2005

Rating: 10

Thanks, messages like this hit home fast!
Searius stuff. (Rated by: Tippi) Posted May 22 2005

Rating: 10

This is really interesting. Is this a true story?
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted May 29 2005

Rating: 10

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excellent script (Rated by: Betty) Posted June 18 2005

Rating: 10

Great for our Child Evangelism this summer.
A keeper! (Rated by: Milo) Posted September 6 2005

Rating: 10

This is SOOO good. we will perform it soon, becuase I can imagine this being a staple for years to come. It's soooo Good!
Awesome (Rated by: Murph hagen) Posted September 27 2005

Rating: 10

It made me cry and it was very meaningful great job(:!
Teach an old dog new tricks (Rated by: Andy Fordham) Posted September 27 2005

Rating: 10

Color me red for embarrassed: and tickled pink! I've heard this story, but never thought to puppet-ize it!
Oh - so good (Rated by: Jenny in Chicago) Posted October 15 2005

Rating: 10

What a great script!
High praise from a great kid! (Rated by: Jeffrey) Posted December 6 2005

Rating: 10

During rehearsals, one of our kids told me, "Pastor, "the cage" makes me WANT to pray!"
The Cage Script (Rated by: Harriett) Posted January 20 2006

Rating: 10

I read it...I believe it will be a hit with the Sunday School children. It is understandable for all ages. This is my first time on this site and I am excited about it. Thank you for caring about our children and the importants of getting God's word across to them. Omaha,Nebraska
What a find! (Rated by: Ruby (MCCC)) Posted March 8 2006

Rating: 10

I am so thrilled to find this play PERFECT for our easter celebration!!! A-plus!
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 14 2006

Rating: 10

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Great Storytelling (Rated by: Howard) Posted June 30 2006

Rating: 10

works for next sunday
My #2 cents (Rated by: Tim #2) Posted September 12 2006

Rating: 10

this is a yearly favorite at UCC. we will be doing it again this sunday
Renews my faith (Rated by: Danielle) Posted February 26 2007

Rating: 10

I perform this every year and it is an important part of my Easter experience. I am truly moved by the piece as I perform it, and I feel a great reacton from the audience. In this way, we share the miracle of the Ressurection!
Made our Easter celebration great! (Rated by: Molly) Posted April 19 2007

Rating: 10

Thank you for this script, Puppet 2!
Congratulations on a great script (Rated by: Reed Hadley) Posted July 1 2007

Rating: 10

I was glued to the page. I can't wait to see it performed! Thank you.
A new covenant (Rated by: Frank H.) Posted July 26 2007

Rating: 10

Wonderful!
No Heading (Rated by: John English) Posted September 4 2007

Rating: 10

A nice addition to our library of scripts. We enjoy the morality tales especially; this fills those boots nicely. Recommended! A+++++!
Not just for Easter (Rated by: Virginia) Posted December 12 2007

Rating: 10

We did this in the spring and it was a big hit. We may perform it again this Christmas season. Really hits home.
Missed this before (Rated by: Greg) Posted January 25 2008

Rating: 10

Great and easy to stage. Thank you puppet resource!
Tried and true (Rated by: Jonathan) Posted March 23 2008

Rating: 10

We do this one every year!
This is more like it! (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted May 8 2008

Rating: 10

Great great script.
Tremendous (Rated by: Robin's friend) Posted September 6 2008

Rating: 10

Robin suggested I look this script over. I'm glad I did. Tremendous script. I am thrilled by it.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted July 7 2008

Rating: 10

Awesome!
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted July 7 2008

Rating: 10

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God Bless you! (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted July 25 2008

Rating: 10

And your ministry for this wonderful tale.
Many layers (Rated by: Michael) Posted November 6 2008

Rating: 10

I am astonished how moving this story is. Great use of the stage!
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted February 22 2009

Rating: 10

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No Heading (Rated by: Pat Miller) Posted October 24 2009

Rating: 10

Oh my. So good.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted November 6 2009

Rating: 10

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted December 31 2009

Rating: 10

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All about the birds (Rated by: Donna Gordon) Posted March 27 2010

Rating: 10

I liked your use of a physical object, the cage, to explain the release Jesus provides to people. The visual aspect of this play is well planned.
Made me cry (Rated by: Tim Powell) Posted June 6 2010

Rating: 10

I won't lie, this is one of the most moving pieces I've read, puppet show or otherwise. Tears.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted August 4 2010

Rating: 10

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an "A-plus"! (Rated by: Thomas) Posted October 15 2010

Rating: 10

This is life-affirming. All is possible in Christ!
Talk about a metaphor (Rated by: Tom M.) Posted October 21 2010

Rating: 10

Just great story telling 100%!!!
Change of Heart (Rated by: Marcus Johnson) Posted November 4 2010

Rating: 10

I read this 2 years ago and it didn't move me. Today, it speaks to me and the Holy Spirit has moved me to make this apart of next Sunday's service.
Neat (Rated by: Dylan) Posted December 15 2010

Rating: 10

Hurrah for good ideas! This is a good one.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted August 6 2011

Rating: 10

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 22 2012

Rating: 10

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted May 9 2012

Rating: 10

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No Heading (Rated by: Anna) Posted February 5 2014

Rating: 10

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted July 13 2015

Rating: 10

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This is just what I was looking for (Rated by: Ryan) Posted March 20 2003

Rating: 9

I will use this very soon. It moved me and is sure to move my "flock." On the criticism side, I might tone down the scarieness of the idea of mankind in a cage. Or maybe that's the point. I'll fiddle with it and maybe I'll write you'all an e-mail to tell you how this play went over with the kids. Thank you.
great (Rated by: Dave Marriott) Posted April 25 2003

Rating: 9

I may have some theological differences on the whole basis of the play, but just the same it was powerful. Great Job!
Is this available on CD? (Rated by: Neil And Lisa) Posted April 23 2004

Rating: 9

Our littler kids could do this one with some help. Here's my e-mail: PastorND@livingtruth.com. Please let me know, Puppet Resources!
A moving script (Rated by: Mike Callahan) Posted May 5 2004

Rating: 9

My kids will learn from this. It's got a heavy ending. For older kids probably.
Simple and effective! (Rated by: Jimmy) Posted June 14 2004

Rating: 9

I think this could work for *some* groups. I do like it alot, though.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted June 26 2005

Rating: 9

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No Heading (Rated by: paul m.) Posted August 15 2005

Rating: 9

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted February 6 2006

Rating: 9

Very good way to tell the children why Jesus has to die for us. The only -ve is that it does not really show how man got into Satan's trap in the first place.
made me cry (Rated by: Jackson) Posted February 15 2006

Rating: 9

thank you.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 29 2007

Rating: 9

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 13 2009

Rating: 9

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No Heading (Rated by: raya) Posted April 5 2009

Rating: 9

i would really love to read it.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted January 25 2010

Rating: 9

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 13 2010

Rating: 9

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No Heading (Rated by: Jose) Posted April 12 2011

Rating: 9

Fantastic.... captures the essence of Easter.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted January 14 2013

Rating: 9

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted February 28 2017

Rating: 9

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 9 2017

Rating: 9

Short and simple. Very powerful imagery.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 17 2003

Rating: 8

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No Heading (Rated by: Alex Thurley-Ratcliff) Posted June 10 2004

Rating: 8

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted January 18 2006

Rating: 8

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted December 30 2007

Rating: 8

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted December 14 2009

Rating: 8

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted January 7 2011

Rating: 8

Very Good
very good (Rated by: Robin) Posted March 20 2012

Rating: 8

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted January 9 2016

Rating: 8

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No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 1 2005

Rating: 7

Very effective way to do the Easter Story. Gave me a great visual of how it cold be done. Easy to read and follow.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted July 24 2007

Rating: 5

Good concept, yet echoing an earlier comment. Jesus did not pay the ransom to Satan but to His Father. Our sins hold us in debt to God not Satan. See parable of the Unforgiving Servant.
Moving, but Grown Up (Rated by: Kate Monrove) Posted February 26 2012

Rating: 5

Great script with a great message. But children aren't into just talking.This would be a great script to put on for adults, but what adults whatch puppets? And how do you portray the cage with the birds? I really did like it, just don't see how applicable it is.
good/bad (Rated by: nick) Posted October 17 2010

Rating: 4

The concept imagery is good, but Jesus didnt pay the devil anything. He paid the debt of our sin, the 'payment' was to the Father to satisfy His anger against sin. So bad theology can confuse. The cross was about the Father and the Sons obedience, in it the devil was defeated! Amen :)
The Cage (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted March 23 2008

Rating: 3

The theology is really goofy. Jesus didn't pay the price to Satan.
Theology Problem (Rated by: Jeremy Gaudette) Posted April 25 2004

Rating: 1

Satan never demanded Jesus to die,tears or blood. God demanded it. Satan did not want Jesus to die on the cross,ie, Herod. The skit is not sound doctrinally.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted May 14 2010

Rating: 1

Ransom theory is heresy. Jesus did not buy us from the devil; he was punished for our sins and ransomed our life from death. If the cross was a payment to the devil, satan would still own Jesus unless God was a liar & indian giver. Either way bad theology to confuse kids with.
No Heading (Rated by: Anonymous) Posted August 17 2010

Rating: 1

Doctrinally incorrect, this gives Satan more power than is worthy of him. Christ's blood was shed to appease the righteousness of God, Satan had nothing to do with it. I believe we need to be extremely careful not to tread on the side of error...especially with children.

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