Stages Of Messiah - Upper Room

  • Cast Number: 3
  • Run-time: 3 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Luke 22:7-53

Theme:              Scene 6 of an 8 scene readers drama, (Stages Of Messiah), about different times in the life of Jesus and his ministry.

            The other scenes which can be ordered and staged as self-standing dramas, (click on the individual item), are: birth, dedication at the temple, 12 year old at the temple, temptation of Jesus, miracles of Jesus, crucifixion and resurrection.


Bible Reference:            Luke 22:7-53


Cast:                 3, narrator and 2 readers, male or female
plus required / desired number of actors for Tableau


Set:                  blank with 3 chairs

Sound, Costumes: standard


Lighting:           Spotlights for narrator and readers and also for Tableau. Experiment with spot colors and locations to somewhat isolate the individual readers and the tableau but to leave the overall stage rather dark. Individual reading lights for readers.


Songs:               We recommend a portion of a relevant song to be sung by congregation at the end of each scene. Use the suggested song or select a personal favorite. Our aim in the selection was to use older songs and hymns as a means of re-introduction.


Tableau:            For each scene there is a suggested tableau where an image is created with silent and frozen actors at Upstage, highlighted by spotlight, or have the image on a wall in shadows or behind scrim. For more ideas contact DramaShare.


Time:                6 minutes (plus song)

Sample of script:              


Scene VI – The Upper Room & Gethsemane Luke 22:7-53


Tableau:            Table with chalice and loaf of bread


R2:                   Celebration!


R1:                   Contemplation!


R2:                   Declaration!


Narrator:            And Jesus sent Peter and John to make arrangements for a place where they might all eat the Passover.

“As you enter the city you will see a man carrying a jar of water. He will enter a house, say to the owner of that house ‘The Teacher asks where is the Upper Room where I and my disciples may take the Passover?’”

There you shall make preparations.


R1:                   When all of the disciples and Jesus had arrived, and all were comfortably reclining at the table, Jesus spoke:


Narrator:            “It is my wish to eat this Passover with you, for I shall not eat it again until I am back with my Father in Heaven.”


R2:                   Taking the cup Jesus gave thanks.


Narrator:            “Share this cup with each other, I will not again drink until God’s Kingdom comes.”


R1:                   Jesus then took the bread, broke it and handed it to the others.


Narrator:            “This is my body which I have cheerfully given for your benefit! Remember this when you eat.”


R2:                   After supper he took the cup, saying:
This cup represents the covenant which the shedding of my blood will give you.


R1:                   But Jesus went on to inform them there was a traitor among them who would betray him.


Narrator:         I will go as a sacrifice to each of you . . . but oh the calamity awaiting that man!


R2:                  There was speculation and denial as to who was the one who would be the betrayer.
Only Jesus knew as Judas left the room.


Narrator:            But the disciples did not . . . could not . . . understand the depth of what Jesus was saying.

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