The Innocent

by  Albert Johnson

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 4f

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The Innocent

by  Albert Johnson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Period, Faith-based
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

This suspense-filled treatment of the oft-told tale has been a favorite in hundreds of churches and schools throughout the English speaking world. Biblically inspired, it is imaginative with a gripping conflict that grows as much from the characters' problems as the tense situation: What do devoted parents of an adorable and special child do when faced with the prospect of having their baby slaughtered along with all babies two years old and younger? Such is the predicament for Joseph and Mary as children all around them are being slain, because of a rumor that one of the young sons born to the Jews is to be a king - an intolerable situation for a superstitious head of state like Herod.
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • 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)


3m, 4f
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