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“The Arrest” 

Peter wounds Malchus, the slave of the high priest, during the garden ambush. 

.............“The Trial Before the Sanhedrin” 

Jesus declares, “I AM the son of God,” and the
enraged Sanhedrin accuse Him of blasphemy.


“Peter’s Denial” 

Staged masterpiece from: 
“St. Peter’s Denial”
by Rembrandt
 

Peter is overcome with cowardice in the face of an accusing crowd.
 

..........................“The Remorse of Judas” 


Judas realizes that he has “shed innocent blood.”


“Jesus Before Pilate” 

Pilate washes his hands of the fate of Jesus by asking the crowd, “Who do you want, Jesus or Barabbas?” 

..........................................“The Beating” 


Instrumental: “The Crucifixion Theme” 

Jesus is whipped, then carries His cross in a series of
still-life light pools moving toward Golgatha.


“The Crucifixion” 

Staged masterpiece from: 
“Crucifixion Le Coupe de Lance”
by Peter Paul Rubens 

Songs: “The Cross Medley”
 

This reverent medley of classic hymns provides a the emotional backdrop as the audience drinks in the full impact of the still-life portrayal of the crucifixion.

.............................................“Darkness” 


Staged masterpiece from: 
“The Pieta” 
by Michelangelo 

Song: “Light of the World”
 

Jesus is taken down from the cross and gingerly laid
across the lap of His mother, Mary, who assumes the
pose of the Madonna in the famous sculpture, The Pieta.


“The Burial: Isaiah 53” 

Instrumental: “The Lament" 

The women, who have narrated this play, now step into the story as they wrap the body of Christ for burial. Mournfully, they follow the disciples, who carry the body to the waiting tomb.
 

....................................“The Disciples Mourn” 


Song: “A Place For You" 

In turn, the disciples are highlighted, in light pools
across the stage as they mourn the death of their Lord.
 

“The Resurrection” 

Song: “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” 

Against the background of a haunting rendition of the song, three women approach the tomb, only to discover Jesus gone and angels present. They hurry back to tell the disciples. Sheer joy overwhelms them as they realize the miracle of the resurrection.
 

.........................“The Great Commission” 

Jesus gives the “marching orders” that still ring in the
ears of every one of His followers, “The Great Commission.”


“The Ascension” 

Staged masterpiece from: 
“The Ascension” 
by Rembrandt 

Song: “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”
 

Jesus ascends the Mount of Olives and disappears in a cloud, leaving his disciples awe-struck and gazing heaven-ward.
 

..........................................“Celebration!” 


Song: Reprise of “Here He Comes” 

The disciples lead the entire cast in a reprise of the
song, with a new verse that points to His “Second
Coming,” when His followers will once again gaze
heaven-ward and shout, “Here He Comes!



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