Joseph and Mary

A Pageant for the Season of Christmas

Francis A. Hubbard

Aug/2011, 25 Pages, INSTANT DOWNLOAD

ISBN-13: 9781606740996

Purchase price includes permission to reproduce copies for all participants

Total pages: 25 

The intention of this play is to go deeper into the Christmas story and the complex issues it raises. It assumes that the participants in the actual events did not know how they would come out; Joseph and Mary had to grow a lot as people beyond the cultural expectations they both started with in order to fulfill the roles God had in mind for them. The play is designed especially for teenagers and/or young adults, and has been simply read aloud as a Youth Group activity (with discussion during and after the reading) as well as produced as a play taking the place of the sermon in the liturgy. It may be done with an intergenerational cast. This has been done on the First or Second Sunday after Christmas; this gives time for rehearsals during what may be the less hectic time right after December 25 and as a way to highlight The 12 Days of Christmas. There is no music included in the play. 

Cast of Characters (12+)

Speaking parts:

Anna Mary Gabriel Joseph Heavenly voice An angel of the Lord Joachim Midwife 4 angels   Non-speaking roles:  Villagers Additional angels if desired

Time Length: 30 minutes approximate

Age Level: youth, adults

Francis A. Hubbard is a husband, father, grandfather and an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of New Jersey.