Children of the Cross
Various children who were affected by Jesus earthly ministry discuss who Jesus is and what he has done.
The drama takes place the day after the crucifixion. The children meet on the field beneath Golgotha.
Stage Left is Joseph’s tomb. The stone is in place. Two Roman Guards are stationed on either side of the stone. This is out of the main playing area, but still noticeable.
Upstage right is seen Golgotha’s hill with two crosses – the thieves’ -- still upright. This can be a painting as there needs to be a feeling of distance from the main playing area. Center stage is Jesus’ cross on its side, leaning against a rock. The rock should be big enough for one of the children to sit or even stand upon. Other stones are laying about
A crown of thorns, a rose and the nails are laying about. White rose, found at the end, blood splattered on a rock.
Alexander Oldest Son of Simon, Mature, Protective
Rufus Youngest Son of Simon, Angry, Confused
Bela Boy who was healed of demons, bullied, shy withdrawn.
Timon Boy with the loaves and fishes (Pronounced Tim – MOWN, accent on ‘mown’)
Chenya Jarius’ Daughter, kind, outgoing, loves people, Graceful, Demure (Pronounced “CHIN – yah”, accent on Chin)
Dinah Friend of Chenya
Makala Daughter of one of the Pharisees, outwardly sweet, prissy, uppity, self-centered (pronounced “Mah – KAY – Lah”, accent on KAY)
Yaliza Friend of the Makala, Follower, wants to be nice, but is easily persuaded (pronounced ‘Ya – LIE – zah’, accent on Lie)
Jaania Friend of Makala (Pronounced “Jah – NI – ah”, accent on NI)
Eliana Sis. of boy raised from the dead, Protective, Strong, Outcast, Bold (pronounced “Ill – e—ANN – nah”, accent on ANN)
Adults – All non-speaking, Jesus has one line.
Two Roman Guards
Cross, Stand for Cross, Hammer, Nails, Crown of Thorns, Small Basket, White Rose, Bread, Wine Cup, Two towels, Two bowls
All biblically based.
Makala, Jaania and Yaliza need to be fashionably nicer or at least better material.
Chenya’s should not fit perfectly.
Bela, Timon and Eliana should be on the poorer side. Timon’s can be dirty.
Modern dress for final dowel piece.
A SOUNDTRACK IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS DRAMA.