The Cast: 3
The Set: Simple one set, very flexible
Approximate Length: 1 act, 20 min.
A Thought Provoking Trial:
This fast-paced courtroom drama is set in ancient Rome. A newspaper editor is on trial for publishing the most sensational story ever: “Man Rises from the Dead!” The headline threatens national security.
The editor is on trial for treason and the penalty is death. The headline refers, of course, to Jesus and the claims of Christianity are investigated during the course of the trial. The audience serves as the “jury” and the “verdict” leads to a thought provoking twist ending.
YOUR WITNESS CAST OF CHARACTERS
Livia Martiola — The Accused
Cerellia Fortunata — The Inquisitor
Tribune Drusus — The Judge