Trial by Night
by Mike Umbers
As darkness descends, the Sanhedrin, led by Caiaphas, gathers to engineer Jesus’s conviction with the help of Judas. The only voice of dissent is from Joseph of Arimathea. There follows a meeting between Pilate and Caiaphas who engage in a battle of wits to gain the upper hand. Pilate is torn between the influence of his high-ranking, strong-willed wife and the politics of the situation but finally gives in to the plotters.
A well-structured and engaging script, lasting about 50 minutes. Easy to stage, it has a cast of 6 men, 1 woman and 3 either.