27 January 1997

Carpenter: Introduction

A play in six acts. Each act is performed on a different day:

  1. Baptism: Three weeks before Easter.
  2. Ministry: Two weeks before Easter.
  3. Triumphal Entry: Palm Sunday.
  4. Last Supper: Maundy Thursday.
  5. Passion: Good Friday.
  6. Resurrection: Easter.

Scripture quotes are from:
New International Version (NIV) © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society;
New Living Translation (NLT) © 1996 Tyndale Charitable Trust;
Contemporary English Version (CEV) © 1995 American Bible Society.


Setting

Stage

Desert backdrop. Upstage is a mound, with a carpenter's bench on top.

Characters

  • Jesus
  • Centurion
  • Pilate
  • John Baptizer
  • Townsfolk: Cyrene, others
  • Disciples: Peter, John, James, Thomas, Judas
  • Soldiers
  • God
  • Satan
  • Angels
  • Pharisees: Caiaphas, Simon, Nicodemus, others
  • Magdalene
  • Herod
  • Mary

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