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The Dark Before the Dawn


by Les Ellison

The setting of this short Easter play is the computer screen of the apostle John, around midnight on the day after Good Friday. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is with John, and a dishevelled Peter comes on screen, hiding in a farmyard. An unknown mobile address which turns out to be Judas comes online and the apostles hear his side of the Gethsemane encounter. Then Mary Magdalene knocks at John's door with the news that she has seen Jesus.
3 men, 2 women.

Plays in the Connecting 2021 collection are written specifically for an online performance where the scenario is a virtual meeting of some sort. There are no performing fees.

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