Brief: A full-length Easter focused drama program which includes the audience communion service.
Setting: A large white 'sheet screen' hangs mid way back on the stage, above it is a projector screen.
If you have enough distance behind the sheet you could also project background images of the initial scenes on the 'sheet screen' from behind. A low table is set with for the last supper. Other disciples and guards can be added for a fuller effect.
Mini descending sub-woofer sweep rumbles as Jesus says “I am He”, like a shockwave.
All on stage, including the Disciples, stumble backward away from Jesus (but not overacted), then get up again.
Piano intro < 0:30
Stage silhouette light fades on. Action is at 80% speed.
V1 0:30 to 1:30
Guard leads Jesus out. Walks around him. Spits in his face and slaps him.
The guard strips him.
V2 1:30 to 2:40
Puts a crown of thorns on his head and kneels before him, in mockery. Strikes Jesus on the head and takes robe off while Pilate speaks.
Break 2:40 to 3:15 30sec
Pilate - comes out right door.
[Pilate] Shall I crucify your King? I find no guilt in him.
Key audience members stand and shout:
 We have no king but Caesar!
 Crucify him!
 Crucify him!
[1,2&3] Crucify him, Crucify him!
[also have many vocal audience members spread randomly in the audience worded up to join in, so after the first two "Crucify Him" calls, that's their cue for everyone worded up to start calling out, making an outraged mob scene.
Pilate hods his hand up to stop crowd, leaves and goes into the silhouette, gives the "ok to proceed".
V3 3:15 to 4:05
Pushes Jesus down, and then lies Him on the cross (setting actor up ready for raising also,) and audibly nail hands and feet.
Repeat 4:05 to peak 4:15
Raise the cross with Jesus on it in the seconds leading to the peak of the song. Singer pauses for 5 seconds as we reflect the meaning of the visual.
Guard stands for a moment, looking, motionless, then walks off to right side.
Outro 4:16 to end 5:15
After last song words are sung, but piano still playing:
[Jesus] It is finished! Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.
Jesus bows head and the earth shakes with a powerful earthquake and thunder rumble for several seconds.
Guard walks onto stage through right door, stunned, and addresses crowd:
[Guard] Surely, this man was, the Son of God!
Jesus still on cross in silhouette.
Silhouette light fades out and the cross is ‘secretly’ removed and taken to foyer for a static exit display. Jesus changes into resurrection costume, stone put in place ready to create a shadow.
V4, then key change
Silhouette light comes on again at key change in middle of verse, black circle tombstone. If Choir present, they begin singing powerfully at the this final key change.
end of verse “...my all.”
Angel landing, like a super hero dropping form heaven, fist to the ground, causing a mini earthquake from arriving with such speed, Woofer sound FX.
repeat final line
Angel stands, puffs chest, looks around slowly (to show silhouette wings).
Angel raises hand and stone rolls away with a rolling rumble sound fx.
Angel bows and Jesus raises arms in love toward audience.
Silhouette light out at end of song.
Audience lights fade up 100% once the 'RISEN' slide is reached.