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Alabaster Jar, The - Short Play, Drama

Alabaster Jar, The

Frederick L. Saur

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Short Play, Drama

1m, 4f

ISBN: 9780874401674

As the daughters of Simon the Pharisee prepare the tithes for the home, they express concern for their marriages which will be arranged. They learn their sister Miriam has committed adultery but has been saved from stoning by a strange man. 

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$7.95
: Do Not Fear the Harvest and Other Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


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Short Play

Drama

Period, Faith-based

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UIL Approved

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

As the daughters of Simon the Pharisee prepare the tithes for the home, they express concern for their marriages which will be arranged. They learn their sister Miriam has committed adultery but has been saved from stoning by a strange man. Their father Simon, a Pharisee, bans Miriam from his home and declares her dead the same night he entertains Jesus. When Miriam washes Jesus' feet with her tears and anoints them with perfume from her Alabaster Jar, Simon, after hearing Jesus' words to his guests, finds it within his heart to forgive his daughter. Published in Do Not Fear the Harvest and Other Plays.
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Heidi Albers 9/27/2016 9:57 AM
I've been looking for possible one-act plays to perform for competition in the future, and this will definitely be one to consider! This drama shares with audiences the theme of forgiveness, a very important and sometimes overlooked virtue. I also love how the play is faith-based and centered upon family (characters include father, mother, and three daughters). The playwright does a wonderful job of building up to the climax of the story, with Miriam finally telling her father the sin she has committed. It could make for a very intense moment on stage for father and daughter. While the play carries an overall serious tone, the youngest daughter of Simon has a very child-like and humorous nature that could really break up some of the tension of the story. Miriam, marked as an adulteress, has a very good monologue for a strong female actress to perform. The script contains a small cast with a stationary, simple set which would be perfect for a one-act competition! And while the story centers around the sin of adultery, the content is very tame and would be suitable for high school students to perform. Excellent script!

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