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