Between Two Thieves

Between Two Thieves $10.99

Warner LeRoy from Diego Fabbri

Published by Samuel French Inc

Large Mixed Cast
Some travelling Jews enter a theatre

They draw lots for roles

And thus begins the reenactment of a drama that has been staged nightly since the Crucifixion

Their purpose is to examine why Jews have been persecuted for 2000 years and to fix the blame for the Crucifixion

The indictment accuses Jesus of being subversive in religion and politics

Caiaphas and Pilate testify before the leader's daughter cries halt

She is weary of this nightly repetition and wants to get beneath the law and to see Jesus Himself

The troupe begins to improvise

We meet Mary and Joseph, Peter, John, Thomas and Judas

The first part ends with a general indictment of man: all are guilty

In the second part some of the actors are in the audience and they rise as spectators to comment on the previous scene

Among them are a priest, a rationalist and a woman who reasons with her heart

Every one of us has been found wanting in crisis

Everyone but Christ


"A theatrical miracle ... vivid ... hotly alive ... engrossing and provocative!" ~ The New York Times

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