The Day Jesus Was Crucified
This is a collection of Six (6) Monologues that look at the thoughts and emotions of some of the characters involved in or were witnesses to the crucifixion of Christ.
Included are various scriptures from the bible relating to Christ journey to the Cross as well as song suggestions in between scenes that can utilize the various other ministries such as Dance, Sign Language & Mime.
The Characters: MARY OF NAZARETH, JUDAS ISCARIOT, SIMON, PETER, HIGH PRIEST & PILATE.
Length: 30 Minutes
Cast: 5 males, 1 females.
Audience: Teens & Adults
Genre: Biblical Drama
DANCE TO: “Were You There by Selah”
VOICE: I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the LORD.
JUDAS: Thirty pieces of silver. (Counts the money in his hand) That’s the price I put on the head of the Son of God. Seems like easy money at the time. He encouraged a life of faith not thinking about what to eat and what to wear but just living in the moment knowing that His Father would provide. It’s hard to wait on God. Its nerve racking sometimes when the bills become due and we see something we really want.
(Counts the money again)
Thirty pieces of silver. That’s the price for betraying God’s son. After all I saw Him do…the miracles…I thought Him being arrested was impossible. He does command legions of angels….so at the time it seemed like easy money. He knew what was coming…He knew I would take the money and point Him out to those who wanted to get rid of Him. He knew it would happen and I was powerless to stop it. It felt like I had to do it…as if it was my purpose.
They took Him. Stripped him of his clothes and whip him till the flesh begun to peel away from His bones. I could not bear to watch. God’s Son subjected to the cruelty of mortal men. How can He be who He said He was?
They got what they wanted and I got my thirty pieces of silver but what value is money to a human life when now I feel like I have nothing to live for. (Throws away the money) I can’t believe I would be so stupid.
I recently purchased the \"The Day Christ was Crucified Play\" and used it for our easter program. This play was outstanding. The youth of Perfecting Word Deliverance Ministries did an outstanding job and the play ministered to the congregation which was the goal. This was one of the best Easter production we did. It actually has allowed us to expand our ministry area in our youth department. Thank you to Christian playwright, we couldnt have done it without your help. Please keep up the great work and provide us with more plays. We will definetly use them... God Bless!!!
ELDER T. TYSON