Nov 4, 2012

Readers' Theatre: John 18: 33-37

Here’s a readers’ theatre setting of John 18: 33-37, the gospel reading for Proper 29 B (Ordinary 34 B), the last Sunday after Pentecost. It is set for two voices.

Readers’ Theatre: John 18:33-37

One:     Then Pilate went back into his headquarters
            and called for Jesus to be brought to him.
            “Are you the king of the Jews?” he asked him.

Two:     “Is this your own question, or did others tell you about me?”

One:     “Am I a Jew?” Pilate retorted.
            “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial.
            Why? What have you done?”

Two:     My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom.
            If it were, my followers would fight
            to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders.
            But my Kingdom is not of this world.

One:     So you are a king?

Two:     You say I am a king.
            Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth.
            All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.