Last year, on this blog, I started sharing this play with my readers in increments ... and I never finished, or followed through, with the series.
I have had some trouble with formatting the stage play in this program, so I apologize in advance if it appears awkward on your screen ... I did my best to format it properly as best I could.
This play is a One Act, and should only take about an hour to read in its entirety ... the dialogue flows at a fast clip; like normal conversations ... expect a lot of cutting off/interruptions, and over-lapping ... the natural flow of real exchanges between people.
Those of you familiar with The Gospels will immediately recognize what passages/scriptures I expounded upon ... and you will see how I clearly used my creative imagination to "flesh out" the scenarios.
Those of you unfamiliar with reading a stage play, please understand it is mostly dialogue ... and you, quite literally, have to create your own visualizations in your imagination ... when you read a stage play, you become the director and stage designer.
I know, and understand, reading straight dialogue can be tedious and uncomfortable but I do ask you that you give it a sincere chance ... I think you will be pleasantly surprised once you get into it.
And, please, I do ask you to let me know what you think ... thank you!
Easy to follow, and to read, for entertainment.
Appealing to both mainstream and religious theatre patrons alike, this play has excellent potential to be far-reaching.
Chiseling the Rock follows the chronology of the biblical/historical events closely, and fleshes out the events by keeping the characters human; keeping the characters REAL.
You will not find sad-eyed, solemn-stepped, soft-spoken martyrs in this play. But you will find real men with real lives, and real conflicts. Real drama.
This online script is for reading entertainment only. There have been several revisions for stage production since this original script was written, and copyrighted with the Library of Congress, in 2005.
This play has been performed on stage, and has also won awards.
If you would like to produce this play for your church, community, or school, please contact me (Brooke Brookreson) for a hardcopy of the revised script, and for my generous terms.
My gracious appreciation, in advance, for respecting my endeavor and work by contacting me for permission. Thank you.