Easter Scripts

This Easter Readers Theater script presents the juxtaposition of the things usually found in an Easter basket versus the armor of God.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

This Readers Theatre for Easter focuses on the debt that Jesus paid on the cross so that we no longer have to be separated from our God.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 3

This Easter monologue, from the perspective of Thomas, focuses on how Jesus reveals Himself to us when we seek Him.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 4

Becky is waiting for a professional pedicure when Jesus arrives to complete the task. Becky tries to convince Jesus that, not only should He avoid her feet, He should stay away from her until she fixes a few things in her life. She soon discovers that Jesus is the only one that can really clean up her feet and her life.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 4

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

John 20 is retold through the eyes of Mary Magdalene, Peter, and Thomas.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 5

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

In this scene, John 13 is retold through the eyes of John, Peter, and Judas. This script can stand alone as part of a Maundy Thursday service or can be combined with the other scenes from The Easter Story series.

Actors: 3 Minutes: 5

Six scripts in total, this script bundle includes three scripts that take place before Jesus’ death, and three scripts that take place today. The first three monologues share stories of Peter, Mary, and Judas—people who had personal, significant encounters with Jesus and His ministry. The last three monologues feature people today, whose lives correlate to Peter, Mary, and Judas, and help audiences find themselves in the stories.

Actors: 6 Minutes: 3-5

A cup of water made a huge impact on Matthew when Jesus explained that if anyone showed an act of kindness, even as simple as offering a drink to one of the disciples, they would not lose their reward. When Jesus said on the cross, “I thirst,” it was clear that He felt all the same physical ailments and pains that we feel, even down to being thirsty. He went through the pain, the aches, and the thirst not only for His sake but also for all of ours.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

The rich young ruler expresses his frustration at the fact that Jesus offered eternal life to the thief hanging beside Him on the cross, when he himself had worked so hard to live a good life to earn salvation. He realizes that Jesus offered salvation to the man simply because he asked for it, not because he had done anything to earn it.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

He was placed with his mat in a room full of people listening to Jesus teach, hoping for a miracle. When Jesus said that the paralytic man’s sins were forgiven, he wondered how it was possible for Jesus to forgive sins. The man realizes that only God can forgive sins and heal his legs, and he knows that God can change the world.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

One of the disciples struggles with the assignment they’ve been given by Jesus—to get a donkey. The other reminds him of the miracles Jesus has performed and ultimately convinces his fellow disciple that they can trust Jesus, even if they don’t understand why He’s asking them to do this.

Actors: 2 Minutes: 3

When she stood accused and awaited the consequence of death, the woman caught in adultery encountered Jesus, who showed her mercy. She recounts this story and draws the connection between her own accusers, and those who brought Jesus to the cross. When he shouted, “It is finished,” she remarks that it was not Jesus who was finished, but rather something was accomplished—restored.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

When her brother Lazarus died, Martha felt as though Jesus had abandoned them. She believed Lazarus was gone forever. However, the words Jesus said from the cross about feeling forsaken by God may have connected with how Martha felt on a deeper level. The reflections from Martha help us consider how we can hope for a different ending in our story, even when we feel forsaken.

Actors: 1 Minutes: 3

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