He’s Not Here
by Les Ellison
Written for a promenade performance, the nine short dramas are set in the hours immediately after the key events of the Easter story. The audience are led from location to location, in the role of travellers, following Jesus into Jerusalem, to Gethsemane, Golgotha and on to the empty tomb. They arrive at each location to experience first hand the impact of Jesus’s words and actions and to hear the words: ‘He’s not here’. Finally, arriving at the empty tomb, the question is asked: if Jesus is not here, then where can he be found? Both entertaining and profound.
Specially commissioned by Radius, this play is written for a small, mixed cast with doubling, or a larger cast without. Each short play can be performed individually, as part of a selection or within a complete one-act play. With flexible casting the whole script runs for about an hour.