Seven before Easter
by Brenda Jackson
In this full-length play of seven scenes, Caiaphas, Martha, Pilate, Herodias and a Woman of Jerusalem, The Centurion, Joseph of Arimathea and Mary Magdalen are quizzed about their experiences in Holy Week. Originally designed to be performed in church on the seven Sundays of Lent, Passiontide and Easter, each scene lasts about 15-20 minutes and could be performed as part of a sequence or individually. Modern and requiring very simple staging, the scenes would be a good basis for discussion.
There is a cast of 9: 4 men, 4 women and 1 either.