No Name in the Street
14 characters / 8-14 females or mixed cast
Scenery: bare stage
A play about Holy Week, dramatic and powerful in its simplicity. The events leading up to the Crucifixion are seen by a mother searching for her son. When she comes to the Cross, she asks forgiveness, and we find she is not the mother of Jesus, as we had been led to believe, but the mother of Judas. The surprise is no mere theatrical trick, but the whole point of the play. "Are you not betrayers too?" she asks the players and the audience. The play is a tournament winner in Great Britain, a popular work in American church groups, and has been televised to great acclaim.