Stages Of Messiah - Crucifixon

  • Cast Number: 3
  • Run-time: 4 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Luke 23:26-56

Theme:              Scene 7 of an 8 scene readers drama, (Stages Of Messiah), about different times in the life of Jesus and his ministry.

The scenes 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, Upper Room/Gethsemane and resurrection.


Bible Reference:          Luke 23:26-56


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:                4 minutes total (plus song)


Sample of script:              


Scene VII - Crucifixion Luke 23:26-56


Tableau:           Two or three women on knees looking up at image of cross


R1:        Mortification!


R2:                  Degradation!


R1:                  Humiliation!


Narrator:           When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified him, along with two criminals, one on his right, the other on his left.


R1:                  He had been brought to this place by fear, bad judgement, lies, false testimony, jealousy. . . But mostly by sin!


R2:                  Arrested in the pre-dawn by a gang of thugs, thugs recruited, orchestrated and urged on by temple leaders.


R1:                  Tried in mock trials by Roman officials who fully knew of his innocence, but who were weak and easily stared down by a show of uprising.


R2:                  Taken directly, immediately from trial to the place of punishment and death, this in violation of their own Jewish law.


R1:                  They placed on his head a crown of thorns and they forced him to carry his own cross on shoulders ripped apart by cruel whips.


Narrator:           Hail! . . . King of the Jews!


R2:                  They hung him from the cross, above his head they fashioned a sign which said: Narrator:     JESUS OF NAZARETH . . . KING OF THE JEWS.


R1:                  The chief Jewish priests objected to this sign, begging Pilate to change the sign to

. . “This man claimed to be King of the Jews.” But Pilate replied:


Narrator:           What I have written, I have written!

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