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Interest Areas--Drama--Holy Week Scripts
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Scripts for Lent and Palm/Passion Sunday
Seven Last Days of Christ   This multi-scene sketch uses the book of John as the foundation for tracing the last 7 days of Christ’s earthly life. Looking mostly through the eyes of disciples and an anonymous narrator, we walk through the major events in a casual, visual, and interactive narrative. From the raising of Lazarus in chapter 12 to the resurrection of Christ in chapter 21, we examine each day and its significance for the Passion Week. Approximately 24 minutes. $ 19.95
On the Path to the Passion A liturgical drama created to be woven through the worship service from the Palm Processional to a recessional toward the cross. Can be performed as a whole or in segments. By Teresa Mason. $15
The People vs. Judas Iscariot ... the punishment phase Written in an easy-to-present format, this captivating five-part series takes place in a courtroom, as attorneys present evidence based upon the Bible and tradition. Witnesses who are "subpoenaed" to testify include Peter, John, and Mary Magdalene. $11.95
Ears to Hear  A monologue for Palm Sunday. This touching monologue views the events of Palm Sunday though the eyes of an innocent young donkey. Definitely not "cutesy," a twist at the end directs the congregation's attention to the coming crucifixion. This monologue is a wonderful way to set the stage for Holy Week. By Pamela Abbey. $10.
Palm Sunday Trilogy       A trilogy of readings for Easter including - OUTCRY: A dramatic reading from Mark 11:1-9. IN REMEMBRANCE: A reading from Mark 14:3-9, accounting Jesus' visit to the house of Simon. OPPORTUNITY: Judas seeks the moment for betrayal in a reading from Luke 22:1-6.  By David Kehret $10
Pony Up the Pony  In which a disciple and a citizen of Jerusalem resolve a misunderstanding.  The citizen is convinced to help prepare for the arrival of Jesus.  By Jennifer Weil.   $10
Scripts for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
The Table Is Ready      The wives of Peter, Judas and John are preparing to celebrate the Passover meal with Jesus. As they do, they discover they have differing views of what the Passover means and what Jesus is trying to do. This script will work well in any Maundy Thursday service, but is especially effective at lifting up our Jewish roots. The table the women prepare can then be used for communion if you wish. By Pamela Abbey. $10
What If?   Peter recalls how he fell asleep in the Garden of Gethsemane. What if he'd stayed awake? Perhaps Jesus would not have been taken!  An interesting twist on the story suitable for either Maundy Thursday or Good Friday.  By Pamela Abbey. $10
Lifted Up   A choral reading for Good Friday.   By Pamela Abbey.   $10
Stand Well, Mother, Beneath the Cross     As Mary stands beneath the cross, she speaks with Jesus of her pain. Jesus in turn tries to comfort her. John is also present and gives Mary support. This sketch was based on a medieval English song.   By Larry and Annie Ensco $10 
Scripts for Easter
Running from the Resurrection  (To accompany Mark 16:1-8) The scripture reader for the morning questions why the women disciples ran from the empty tomb, and one of them unexpectedly turns up to explain! By Pamela Abbey.   $10
Too Good to Be True   (To accompany Luke 24:1-12)  Three of Jesus’ apostles and the women who went to the tomb reflect onthe events of that first Easter morning in this readers’ theatre style script.It would make a good centerpiece for an Easter sunrise service. By Pamela Abbey. $10.
Deathbed Confession Thirty years after Christ’s resurrection, an aging Roman soldier finally discloses to his grandson the truth about what happened in the garden that fateful morning. Drawn from Matthew’s account of the cover-up in chapter 28:11-15.   $6.95
The Resurrection.    In which four faithful women loyal to Jesus wait for his resurrection at the appointed time. Angels and skeptical disciples also show up.   By Jennifer Weil. $10
 Mistaken Identity    The gardener who cared for the gardens around Jesus' tomb remembers that first Easter morning and how it changed his life. This is an especially effective script for an outdoor Easter sunrise service. By Pamela Abbey. $10
The Road to Emmaus  When Cleopas and Sara encounter a stranger on the road to Emmaus, the donkey and the two who wait table recognize Jesus before the two disciples do. By Teresa Mason. $15
Rolled Away     As the women make their way toward the tomb on Easter morning, they question how they will move the stone that blocks their way.  They discover that God's love can never be blocked.  A semi-readers' theatre script that incorporates the old gospel chorus, "Rolled Away." By Pamela Abbey.   $10