Eggs have been a part of Easter for centuries. Traditions in America include dyeing and hiding eggs and the Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn, a regular event since 1878.
Easter plays have been around much longer, nearly 2000 years. The internet provides and easy source of scripts and ideas. Some free sites like Dramatix and Fools for Christ may just have what you need if you’re still deciding on what to produce.
Dramatix hosts a collection of 1300 scripts written by Christians around the world. They are free to download and most are free to use.
Four of the Easter scripts on Fools for Christ can be done on a bare stage, with or without costumes. Check out the accompanying slide show and descriptions below.
- Three wives and the Resurrection - 3 women discuss the Jewish leader’s cover up of the resurrection and are faced with the possibility Jesus was, indeed, the resurrected Son of God. Run time: 6 minutes.
- The Meaning of Easter Interview - reminds viewers it’s not candy, ham or fashion but Jesus. Run time 2 minutes.
- An Alien at Easter – take an out of this world look at how we celebrate the holiday. Run time 2 minutes.
- Roman soldier monologue - The soldier at the cross who has witnessed many crucifixions can’t get the words “Father, forgive them” out of his head. Run time: 2 minutes