For about the last 15 years our church here has put on a pageant of sorts. It is a series of scenes walking you through the Easter story. The different scenes are in sequential rooms so that sets do not have to be changed. There is a scene with the apostles Andrew and Thadeus in the upper room after the last supper. The next scene is with James (the brother of Peter) and another apostle in Gesthemane after the mob took Jesus away. Scene three is a combination of a moment with Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus after the Sanhedrin buffeted Jesus and a moment with Pilate and his wife discussing what happened. Scene four is a moment on Golgatha with John the beloved and Mary then a cenutrian concludes the scene. The fifth scene is Easter morning when the angels appear asking why the women are looking for the living among the dead, Peter also makes an appearance. The next scene is with Thomas and a few other apostles. Thomas has a heart felt moment explaining his doubts and unbelief. The final scene is a monologue by the disciple Luke who wrote both the book of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Luke describes several events after the resurrection and then the ascension.
This is a traveling pagaent. This year it was performed in Santa Fe (in English and Spanish), Las Vegas (not a show on the strip but Las Vegas, NM) and then here. Last year I was asked to play the part of Luke and again this year. It is a wonderful part and I was glad to participate.