Proclaim Him King
by Joy Kingsbury-Aiken
[A full script, in pdf, for this Palm/Passion Sunday drama can be obtained here.]
Shelah (owner of the donkey)
Peleg (owner of the oil press at Gethsemane)
Messenger (servant of Simon the Leper)Martha of Bethany
Mary of Bethany
Simon the Leper
Simon Peter (disciple)
James son of Zebedee (disciple)
John son of Zebedee (disciple)
Judas Iscariot (disciple)
Jesus of Nazareth
Lazarus of Bethany
The Village of Bethphage. Two men (Shelah and Peleg) are admiring the new donkey that Shelah and his family have just acquired.
Peleg: He’s a nice looking donkey, Shelah. He’ll serve you and your family well for many years to come.
Shelah: I hope so. I had to pay a substantial part of last year’s harvest for him. He’s a young one, never ridden, but seems to have a placid temperament.
A messenger approaches the men.
Messenger: I’m looking for Peleg the owner of the oil press in Gethsemane. I was told he was visiting his friend Shelah in Bethphage. Do you know where I might find him?
Peleg: I’m Peleg, and this is Shelah my friend. What do you want with me?
Messenger: I have an invitation to a dinner party for you, and for your friend too.
Peleg: Who is having a dinner party?
Messenger: Lazarus of Bethany and his family. The prophet from Galilee and his disciples will be there. Lazarus wants all his friends to meet Jesus. ….
A full script, in pdf, for the Palm/Passion Sunday drama can be obtained here.