Oct 1, 2013

Readers' Theatre: Luke 19: 1-10

Here’s a simple readers’ theatre setting of Luke 19: 1-10, where Jesus encounters Zacchaeus.  It is set for three voices.

Readers’ Theatre
(Luke 19: 1-10)

One:     Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. 
There was a man there named Zacchaeus.
He was the chief tax collector in the region,
and he had become very rich. 
He tried to get a look at Jesus,
but he was too short to see over the crowd. 
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road,
for Jesus was going to pass that way.
When Jesus came by,
he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name.“

Two:     Zacchaeus! Quick, come down!
I must be a guest in your home today.

One:     Zacchaeus quickly climbed down
and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. 
But the people were displeased.
“He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled.
Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said,

Three:   I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord,
and if I have cheated people on their taxes,
I will give them back four times as much!”

Two:     Salvation has come to this home today,
            for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. 
For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.