Were You There?

by  Harold H. Lytle

Short Play, Drama  /  8boy(s) or girl(s)

A Dramatic Choralogue of the Crucifixion. This compelling work is presented in readers' theatre style, the participants holding the scripts in hand, making this eloquent drama easy to produce.

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Were You There?

by  Harold H. Lytle

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration


    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre


    Chancel Drama / Pageant
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A Dramatic Choralogue of the Crucifixion. In the play, The Interrogator questions an array of witnesses who were involved with the death of Jesus Christ, thus laying bare their aspirations, prejudices, and mistakes. The Reader sets up each scene or situation by citing pointed passages from the Scriptures, and prior to his testimony, each Witness is solemnly reminded that "In this Court of Universal Conscience comes now and eternally to a hearing the Case of the Crucifixion." A dramatic work of singular power and eloquence.
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Performing Groups

  • Reader's Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups


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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)


8boy(s) or girl(s)
Interrogator, Reader, 6 Witnesses, Speech Choir, and Singing Choir.
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

Casting Notes

Plus a Chorus of 12-50




Harold H. Lytle

Harold H. Lytle (1896-1978) was born in Lawrence, Kansas. He attended Lawrence public schools and was graduated from Kansas University in 1918. While at KU, Mr. Lytle was captain of Company A, played varsity basketball, was vice president of the senior class, president of the Dramatic Club, played in t ...

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