:-) Crucifixion Drama


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Drama begins with Person walking into the room where Jesus stands waiting for them.

Person:
(apologetically) Jesus, it's so good to see you! You know, I haven't been spending much time with you lately, Lord, and I'm really sorry! But I've been SOOO busy these days. There's been work and that night school course and...WOW...so many people to see! But you know Lord, all that is going to change. I've really missed my time with you, and tonight, I've set aside the WHOLE evening to just talk and spend time together- no appointments, no parties, no studies - just you and me! And you know what... (person picks up a Bible from the table and blows the dust from it) I'm even going to spend some time reading your word. (sheepishly) I haven't been doing much of that lately either!
Friend:
KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK
Person:
(looks over shoulder but decides to ignore the interruption) Yes, Lord, it will be just like old times!
Friend:
KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK (more insistently)
Person:
One minute, Lord. There's someone at the door. I'll be right back. (Person opens the door)
Friend:
(with great excitement) Hey, Julie! Glad I caught you in!! Didn't you know? There's a GREAT party going on at Greg's place! What are you doing cooped up in the house - come join us!
Person:
(a little excited) It sounds great...(disappointed and resigned) but...no, no I can't come, I have other plans tonight.
Friend:
(with disdain) Oh, come on! What could be more important than one of Greg's parties? Don't you remember the last one? IT WAS GREAT!!
Person:
(insistently) No, really, I can't...I've made another commitment.
Friend:
Well, maybe I shouldn't tell you this, but...PETER is there!
Person:
(surprised and excited) Peter?!?
Friend:
Yes, Peter! And, Julie, he's been asking for you all evening!
Person:
(resolve melting) Really? Peter's been asking for ME! I don't believe it! Well, maybe I could come for a little while...just for an hour or so.
Friend:
(with disdain) An HOUR?! Come on...at least three hours! This is going to go for half the night!
Person:
No, just an hour...REALLY!
Friend:
Listen, you just come down and we'll see if you can drag yourself away!! See you in 10 minutes or so?
Person:
Okay! 10 minutes! Bye! (Person closes the door and rushes for the mirror checking their appearance totally ignoring Jesus. Then suddenly notices him standing there.) Oh Jesus! You won't believe what has happened! Something URGENT has just come up, and I'm going to have to leave you for just an hour or so, but I'll be back and then we'll spend time together, just like I said. See you in a while.
Person:
(Person turns and walks to the door, but realises that Jesus is following. Turns around to explain.)
(good-naturedly) No, Jesus. You don't understand. I'm going out, but you are staying here. I'll be back very soon, though, and we'll have a good time talking together. Okay?
Person:
(Person moves toward the door again, but same thing happens.)
No, no, Jesus. Listen, I'm going out, but you can't come. Don't worry, I'll be alright and you wouldn't want to be there anyway. It's not really your scene. See you in an hour or so!
Person:
(Person moves toward the door again, but same thing happens.)
(a little frustrated, but still positive) Jesus, we aren't communicating here! What can you do while I'm gone? Here have a seat. Hmmm...I know, you can read a book! This one is quite good! (Person hands Jesus a book from the table, but as he reads, he is disgusted! Person realises that isn't suitable) OHH, not that book (Person snatches book from Jesus' hands, with a nervous laugh and starts to look for something else for him to do). Hey! How about some television? (with remote control flicks on television, but finds none of the channels suitable for Christ's viewing) OHH, no ... (click) AHHH? No! ... (click) MMM (shaking their head, turns TV off). Listen, let's forget the television right now! Just make yourself at home - RELAX. There's pizza in the freezer, cake in the fridge. You know where the microwave is, don't you? Just help yourself, okay? I'll be back as soon as possible, just relax!
Person:
(Person moves toward the door again, but same thing happens.)
(getting frustrated) Please stop following with me! Just stay where I put you! You are not coming with me, okay? I can take care of myself for a few hours - I don't need you. Just stay here!
Person:
(Person moves toward the door again but same thing happens.)
(angry and cynical) Listen! I don't have time for this any more! What? You don't understand English or something? Stay HERE! I told you I'd be back, okay? Just wait for me here!!!
Person:
(Person moves toward the door again but same thing happens.)
(very angry) How many times do I have to tell you to stay (knock) where (knock) I put (knock) you!
(on words "stay" and "put" Person nails Jesus in the position of the cross - twice On the first hand, once on the second then turns and briskly and angrily walks out the door).

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Last changed: Saturday 12 August 1995