Summary: This two-act play centers on the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry. This presentation is designed to emphasize that there is a “cost” to discipleship, and that cost depends in large measure on the individual’s relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. In this drama, five different persons must face the ultimate question of how they will relate to the Son of God and whether or not they are willing to pay the price.
Style: Dramatic.     Duration: 90-120min
Actors: 22M, 5F

Note:  The play could stand alone without music, which would make the total production, depending upon the length of the intermission, about 90 minutes. With appropriate choral pieces interspersed, the production would be about two and one-half hours, with a 15-minute intermission. It also is designed to be flexible with judicious editing. For instance, the scene with Nicodemus and Jesus could be cut without detracting from the continuity of the entire story. Some of the minor supporting roles are not gender critical.

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This script may be used free of charge, on the condition that copies are not sold for profit in any medium, nor any entrance fee charged to a performance. In exchange, the author would appreciate being notified of any occasion the poem is used in public performance. He may be contacted at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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