Summary: This play covers the period of Holy Week from Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter (Resurrection) Sunday. This play has a Biblical emphasis in terms of how Old Testament prophecies concerning the end of Jesus’ ministry and death are fulfilled in the Gospel account, mostly in the book of Matthew. There is also an evangelistic thrust which relates to how the life of Jesus impacts both nominal Christians as well as unchurched non-Christians with the reality of God’s love for them.
Style: Religious drama with comedy/fantasy elements.
Duration: Approximately one hour.
Cast Size: About 34, but people would have the flexibility to play more than one role.
Scripture references: Matthew 21: 1-11, Zechariah 9:9, Zechariah 13:7, Matthew 26: 26-30, 32-41, 69-75, Matthew 27: 11-25, Isaiah 53: 4-8, 10, Matthew 27: 27-33, Luke 23:28, Matthew 27:41-42, Luke 23:39-43, Matthew 27: 45-48, John 19:30, Mark 15:39, Matthew 28: 1-8.
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