Readers' Theatre: Luke 4: 21-30

Here’s a readers’ theatre setting of Luke 4:21-30.  It is set for two voices.


If you want to read the entire account (Luke 4:14-30), you can find the first half of the story here.


Readers’ Theatre: Luke 4:21-30

One:     Jesus began to speak to them. 

Two:     The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!

One:     Everyone spoke well of him
            and was amazed by the gracious words that came from his lips.
            “How can this be?” they asked. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”
            And Jesus said:

Two:     You will undoubtedly quote me this proverb:
            ‘Physician, heal yourself’—
            meaning, ‘Do miracles here in your hometown
            like those you did in Capernaum.’ 
            But I tell you the truth,
            no prophet is accepted in his own hometown.
            Certainly there were many needy widows in Israel in Elijah’s time,
            when the heavens were closed for three and a half years,
            and a severe famine devastated the land. 
            Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them.
            He was sent instead to a foreigner—
            a widow of Zarephath in the land of Sidon.
            And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha,
            but the only one healed was Naaman, a Syrian.
One:     When the people in the synagogue heard this,
            they were furious. 
            Jumping up, they mobbed him
            and forced him to the edge of the hill on which the town was built.
            They intended to push him over the cliff, 
            but he passed right through the crowd and went on his way.