Audition Central: Godspell JR.

Script: Jesus

(During the following, JESUS gives the others an insignia to show they are his  apostles : a costume piece, badge, or make-up on their faces, etc.)

Now, do not suppose that I have come to abolish the Law and the prophets. I did not come to abolish but to complete. I tell you this: So long as heaven and earth endure not a letter, not a stroke will disappear from the Law until all that must happen has happened. If any man, therefore, sets aside even the least of the Law s demands he will have the lowest place in the kingdom of Heaven.

(A disappointed reaction from all.)

But he who keeps the law and teaches others so, he will have the highest place in the kingdom of Heaven.

(A joyous reaction from all.)

There once was a judge...

(JESUS selects a CAST MEMBER to play the JUDGE.)

...Who cared nothing for God nor man... And in the same town there was a widow...

(JESUS now selects another CAST MEMBER to play the WIDOW.)

...who constantly came before him demanding justice against her rival. For a long time he refused, but in the end he said to himself...

 True. I care nothing for God nor man. But this widow is so great a nuisance, I will see her righted before she wears me out with her persistence.

You hear what the unjust judge says: and will not God vindicate his chosen, who cry out to him day and night while he sits listening patiently to them?

Will he, Jesus? Will he, will he? (et al)

I tell you, he will vindicate them, soon enough.