Yeshua • a play

A Simple Man, the Savior of Man

by Mahonri Stewart

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

In this unique and beautiful adaptation of the New Testament Gospels (particularly the Gospel of John), particular attention is paid to the historical context of the time period, the humanity of those who occupy the story, and the deep feelings of Jesus—or, as he was called in his own tongue, Yeshua. Both as man and as Son of God, Yeshua shines with warmth, power, and vulnerability in this re-telling of the most important of Christian stories that is simultaneously epic and intimate. PART OF THE PREMIERE PLAY FILE

GENRES: Religious, Christian


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST SIZE: 25 + characters, but actors playing multiple roles is encouraged (8 female, the rest male)
  • RUN TIME: 2hours+
  • SETS: Several locations, simple or elaborate
  • COSTUMES: from the time of Jerusalem 33AD
  • ORDER # 3320

REVIEWS

“Mahonri Stewart’s Yeshua tells the familiar story of Jesus, but unlike so many re-tellings of the Savior’s life, it does not play like a highlights reel of the Gospels. At its heart, Yeshua is about our need for deeply personal relationships—not only with the divine, but with all of humanity. Yeshua, like the title character Himself, invites us to reach out in love to God and our neighbor.”Scott Hales, Literary Critic and Award-Winning Cartoonist of Garden of Enid

 


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains Act One of the script of the play is available, (it also has an extensive Author’s Note.): Yeshua PERUSAL
  • The PRINT VERSION of YESHUA is published by ZARAHEMLA BOOKS in the volume A ROOF OVERHEAD AND OTHER PLAYS and is available on Amazon
. A great way to peruse the entire script for $12.00 HERE

PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3320a : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3320d : $90
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  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #332oe : $80
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  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Yeshua

A Gospel Play

by
Mahonri Stewart

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
YESHUA is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”

 


PRODUCTIONS

  • PREMIERE PLAY FILE

 

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