This production is a composite from the Gospels as they relate the resurrection. This very powerful production features a full cast that includes Mary Magdalene, Peter, John, Thomas and the other disciples.
The drama unfolds with a powerful audio dialogue between Pontius Pilate, Jesus and the Mob outside. It then continues to the start of the first day of the week when the tomb is found to be empty in the dark hours of the early morning. As the sun rises and the resurrection of the Son is discovered, the characters, and the audience are transported from sadness to joy, and defeat to victory.
This presentation can be done alone or as a Sunday morning compliment to follow up on a Good Friday or Holy Week dramatic presentation of "Last Supper Shalom" In fact, we recommend it!
| Logistics & Setup
Casting: 3 or more men to play Peter, John & Phillip/Thomas, 3 or more women - one to play Mary Magdalene + others needed as support cast. 2 men or women to play Angels. If doing in conjunction with "the Last Supper Shalom", the cast should be the same as it was for that. Casting can be done ahead of time, before we get there. The cast needs to work on their parts ahead of time.
Rehearsal: A minimum of 4 hours the day before the production
Sound Management: If possible, in addition to the cast members, we would like to have the person responsible for sound management to be available during at least part of the scheduled rehearsal. Dennis requires a lapel mic and we will also need a handheld mic. Our music and sound is on CD,
Costumes: Cast members provide their own costumes. All cast members need to bring leather sandals or if that isn't possible, barefoot is fine.
Props: The stage should be set to look like a tomb of some sort. A spice jar, bowl, pitcher, sheet, Greenery or someplace for Jesus and angels to hide behind.
Arrival Time: DCM & local Cast will arrive at least 1 hour before the service starts to work out last minute details.
Rooms & Water: Two rooms are needed for the men and women to change into costume. Also, please provide water.
Information Table: A table or space on a table for information about this ministry to be set out. It doesn't have to be a large space but we would like it if it could be in a visible location.