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This sketch is perfect for your Easter production or during a celebration of the Lord's Supper. This is taken from scripture and basically just arranged dramatically. It is not the whole story of what happened at the Last Supper, but more of some of Christ's teaching that night taken from the gospel of John. This script is free and it is here in it's entirety. You can just copy and paste it to your own document, or add it to cart if you are also purchasing another script.
12 actors would be ideal. (Jesus and 11 disciples) Learn More
This monologue is good for a communion service or for Memorial Day. Andrew, the disciple, tells about the night of the last supper. Some of the information is about how he felt during certain events, about Peter, his brother, and how he acted, but mostly he brings out the meaning of the bread and the cup and what that ultimately meant. He stresses how important it is that we never forget what Christ did for us when he shed his blood for our sins.
One actor alone on stage. Only 6-7 minutes. Learn More
On Easter Sunday morning, an angel appears and begins to describe their experience being a messenger of God and being present at very important moments in the life of Christ. They describe what it was like at the birth, temptation, death and resurrection of Christ. This is somewhat based on information that we may have learned about angels, and is also taking much freedom and imagination into play to create an emotional monologue.
One actor. About 5 minutes. Addional and optional dialogue added to make it longer. Learn More
This short EASTER skit takes place in the upper room where the disciples are trying to convince Thomas that Jesus is alive. He is of course doubtful, and then 8 days later, as they are all discussing whether Jesus will ever appear again, He does, and Thomas believes. This skit is also a scene in the plays "The Sun Has Risen" and "Witnesses" and "Scenes from the Life of Christ.".
Click on 'view excerpt' and then cut and paste it into your own document. The entire script is there for you. Do not use the "add to cart" button unless you are also purchasing another script. Your credit card will not be accepted for a zero amount.
12 male actors, all adult or older teens. About 6 minutes. Free Script Learn More
This is a short EASTER skit that takes place in the upper room where the disciples and other followers have gathered to talk about the appearances of Jesus. The women arrive and share what they have seen, and then Cleopas and his friend, too. Finally, Jesus appears and reveals himself to all of them. This skit is also a scene in the plays "The Sun Has Risen" and "Witnesses".
13 male actors, 5 females, all adult or older teens. About 8 minutes.
This script is free. The entire script is here in the excerpt. You may simply copy and paste to your own document. Do not add to cart unless you are also purchasing a script for at least $5. Learn More
This closely follows the Biblical account of the Crucifixion of Christ. Jesus speaks seven times and each line is actual scripture. The other dialogue is by crowd members, pharisees and scribes, roman soldiers and the thieves. There are at least 3 women in the scene including Mary, the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Salome. Difficult to stage as you might imagine. Should take between 7-10 mins, depending on how long you want to drag it out. This script is also included in the play, "Scenes from the Life of Christ".
12 actors+ Learn More
This was done as a Children's Musical, but there was only one original song. The rest of the songs were borrowed from other places. It does work well as a musical with costumes. Joey is in the Children's Choir and he falls asleep after the performance and dreams that he is back in the time of Jesus' birth as one of the children of Bethlehem. Jonas and Deborah live in the Inn that is run by their parents. Mary and Joseph come by asking for a room...and get sent to the stable. The kids are all excited about a baby being born in their stable that night. Micah is a shepherd boy who wants to be able to stay up all night with his older brother and the other shepherds to watch the sheep.. so he hides out after he and the other children were sent home. Jedidiah is his brother, who loves to study the scriptures..and knows a lot about the prophesies concerning the Messiah. The angel appears to them and they immediately believe that this baby is the one they have been waiting for. They hurry to see the baby and worship him telling Joseph and Mary about the angels. As they leave, they see Jonas and Deborah and tell them, too. They tell their dad, who doesn't believe them that the baby is the Messiah, and sends them off to bed. Joey is wakened by his mother, and he tells her about his dream. He decides to give his heart to Jesus.
Cast of 22 (12 male, 10 female, some adults can be used), plus extras and Children's Choir. Depending on how many songs are used, time is 60-90 mins. Dramatic portion is about 25-30 mins. This can also be used as a short non-musical play. Learn More
This is a five minute monologue about Deborah, the judge. She tells the story from a modern perspective, remembering her life as a judge during Bible Times. Learn More
This is a (re-written) mostly female sketch about Jochebed's choice to hide her baby in a basket and send him down the Nile River to hopefully spare his life. The half hour drama follows the biblical account as close as possible, with what little there is to know, and some created fictional dialogue to dramatize it better. The other characters are Miriam, the sister of Moses, the Pharaoh, his wife and daughter, her friends, a guard and two other women, one a friend and the other, the midwife. This sketch has been doubled in size and cast recently. The Egyptian scenes have a lot of fiction. Very affordable.
11 actors (9 female, 2 male) Biblical set and costumes (contrasting between poor Hebrews and wealthy Egyptians) . About 30 mins. Learn More
This is a short presentation of John the Baptist preaching before Jesus comes for baptism. It is taken from all four gospels and has very few added words than what is actually in the Bible. Any added lines are still fitting to his character and to scripture. There are a few lines from people in the crowd who ask John questions. Click on 'view excerpt' and then cut and paste it into your own document. The entire script is there for you. Do not use the "add to cart" button unless you are also purchasing another script. Your credit card will not be accepted for a zero amount. This is taken from the play, "Scenes from the Life of Christ."
One actor. Extras can be added . Free script Learn More
I wrote this play about 20 years ago, but I have recently reworked it and added to it. I used the passages from Matthew and Luke as my base and then used my imagination to create a story about Mary and Joseph. It opens with a scene involving Mary, her mother, and a friend discussing her engagement to Joseph. Then the angel's appearing and then Mary trying to explain to Joseph what happened. I deal with his possible reaction and decision to protect her from disgrace. Then the dream with the angel's visit and finally the Bethlehem scenes: A very busy Inn with stressed out Innkeepers and guests, frightened shepherds on a hill who are visited by an angel, and a cozy scene at the end with Mary and Joseph with the baby in the stable, discussing how God was working in their lives, and committing to Him and whatever He wants for them as parents of Jesus.
Dialogue portion is about 40 minutes. Songs could be added to enhance it and make it a musical. Cast of 4 women and 5 men (mostly teen and adult) plus 7-10 extras (some with a few lines) Learn More
This is written for a woman, but could easily be changed to a man. This person was there at the crossing of the Jordan and describes the crossing and also the taking up of the stones from the river to build a memorial on the river bank. Humor is used to tell the story and even modern concepts thrown in for a laugh.
One actor. Takes about 8-10 mins. Easy to edit if you want it shorter. Learn More
This is a monologue about Judas. Imagine if he were to come back from the grave and talk to someone who was not wanting to live and not knowing the Savior. An interesting perspective is imagined here. This is taken from the play, "A Life Worth Living."
About 6 minutes Learn More
This is another version of the Adulterous Woman. In this one, we see more of the woman and her accusers and how she is treated before she is brought to Jesus. This is of course fictional drama as that is not written in scripture... but the scene with Jesus follows scripture very closely.
8 speaking parts (5 male and 3 female) plus extras playing disciples and crowd. About 6-7 mins.
This is a free script and is shown here in it's entirety. Just click "learn more" or the title to read it. You may copy and paste it to your own document, or add to cart if you are also purchasing another script. Learn More
This is a monologue about Mary Magdalene. She tells about how Jesus delivered her and then what she witnessed about his death and resurrection. This is taken from the play, "A Life Worth Living."
About 4 minutes Learn More
This is a short monologue about the disciple, Matthew. It is free. Just click on the excerpt and cut and paste it to your own document. The entire script is there. Do not use the "add to cart" button unless you are also purchasing another script. Your credit card will not be accepted for a zero amount. This is taken from the play, "A Life Worth Living."
About 3 minutes Learn More
Amazing price! This is a short two man drama about Paul and Silas in prison. The other characters in the story are off stage as Paul and Silas, alone on stage discuss their capture, beating and experiences... and soon begin singing and worshiping the Lord while in stocks. It may take some creativity to make the earthquake seem real, but that will be fun to make happen.
2 male actors. About 20 minutes. Learn More
A free script about the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus in John chapter 3. The words of Christ are direct from scripture using the New American Standard Bible. A very short scene. This script is also included in the play, "Scenes from the Life of Christ".
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2 male actors 2-3 mins. Learn More
This short EASTER skit takes place at the time of the Resurrection as Cleopas and his friend are discussing what they've heard as they walk to Emmaus. Jesus joins them and explains the prophesies of the scriptures to them and they do not recognize Him. This skit is also a scene in the play, "The Sun Has Risen".
3 actors, all adult or older teens. About 6 minutes Learn More
This is a short EASTER skit that takes place on Resurrection morning as the four women are going to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus. They discuss among themselves of the events of the past week, and the earthquake that morning, and then wonder how they will move the big stone. They find two guards lying on the ground and meet an angel who gives them the good news. This skit is also a scene in the play, "The Sun Has Risen".
8 actors (4 female -the main characters, and 4 male -only one has a line, other 3 are extras) all adult or older teens. About 8 minutes. Learn More
This play follows the biblical account of Esther rather closely with some added dialogue for dramatic effect. Even though the book of Esther does not mention God or prayer, this story talks openly of what was obvious: her faith in God.. and how important prayer and fasting was to her, Mordecai, and their people in asking God to spare them.
Esther, Mordecai, Haman and Ahasuerus are all good size parts. Can be done with 12-15 actors or more with extras. (6 male, 5 female with speaking parts) Close to equal parts for males and females. Costumes and sets can be fun to design as simple or as elaborate as you like. Approx. 45 mins. Learn More
This is written as a one-woman monologue, but it could be done with multiple actors. A newswoman (or man) interviews six women from the Bible, each very different, which could allow an actress to show much range, playing several characters. They include: Leah, Jezebel, Esther, Ruth, Deborah and Mary. If the sketch is too long, it can be easily adapted and shortened by removing some of the characters.
One actress. About 9 minutes as written... can be easily shortened. Learn More
This is a monologue about the apostle, Paul, taken from the play, "A Life Worth Living."
About 5 minutes Learn More
This is a monologue about the disciple, Peter, taken from the play, "A Life Worth Living.".
About 4 minutes Learn More
Three kids are playing a game of "Ready, Aim, Fire!" in a garage and they begin to fool around with a machine that is supposedly a time machine that was a failed invention of a father. It takes them back to Bible times and they witness the fiery furnace that King Nebuchadnezzar threw the three Hebrews into, Moses hearing God speak at the burning bush and the giving of the Ten Commandments along with the golden calf. The topic of God's fire keeps coming up as they see how God used fire, spoke through fire and appeared in fire.
10 actors plus one 'voice over' for the voice of God. At least 4 males. At least 3 females. Around 30 mins.