Crucifixion Scripts

The joy of Easter is so wonderful it’s natural to want to simply focus on the resurrection. However, it’s important to take time to remember the terrible three days before the tomb was found empty. This Reader’s Theatre script helps to guide the congregation into Good Friday to remember the suffering of Christ and to take a moment to pray for those who still suffer for his Name.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

As Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus prepare Jesus' body for burial, they discuss their disappointment after losing the man they believed to be the Messiah.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 5

Have you ever imagined what happened after Christ rose from the dead and stood before the throne of God? This Readers Theatre script imagines the incredible moment when, upon defeating death, Jesus takes his seat at the right hand of God.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 2

In this scene, the crucifixion is retold through the eyes of Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Thief on the cross, and Nicodemus. This script can stand alone as part of a Good Friday service or can be combined with the other scenes from The Easter Story series.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 5

John reflects on the way Jesus cared for people during His ministry and shares his amazement at the fact that while Jesus hung dying on the cross, He was still ministering to others. When Jesus told John to take care of His mother, John began to realize how the sacrifice on the cross was opening the door for everyone to be part of Jesus’ family.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 2

Thinking of the bitterness of the drink offered to Jesus on the cross, this Readers Theater explores the idea that we often end up with a cup running over with things we don't want. But we're reminded that Jesus drank the cup of God's judgment so we wouldn't have to.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 3

In this Readers Theater, audiences are led to focus on the phrase Jesus cried out on the cross, exclaiming that "it is finished," and how those words impact our lives as Christians.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

A bundled version of the "A Snapshot from Good Friday" script series. Includes 6 scripts, featuring the perspectives of Peter, John, Mary the Mother of Jesus, the Mother of the Good Criminal, the Daughter of Jarius, and the Centurion

Actors: 6 Minutes: 4+

Peter wrestles with his betrayal of Jesus. He knows that Jesus will forgive him, but can he forgive himself?

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

John reflects on his time with the Jesus and the day he was called to follow his Messiah.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

The mother of a young man who took the wrong path; she is struggling with losing him and trying to absorb what she has seen and heard.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

Mary talks about what it was like to be the mother of the Messiah, watching Jesus grow up and fulfill His purpose.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

Centurion Longinus had carried out many executions, but this one in particular was unlike any he had ever experienced.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

A poetic holy week narration from the perspective of the mother who loved him, the disciples who were called by him, the people who put their hope in him, and those who would try to destroy him.

Actors: 4 Minutes: 10

The wife of Pilate agonizes over a nightmare that came with a message. Includes the the soundtrack found in the video version from the Who Do You Say I Am? Bundle.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

Seven individuals, from both then and now, soberly consider their role in the crucifixion of the Savior.

Actors: 7 Minutes: 5