This is a truly unique and dramatic retelling of the greatest story ever told. Whether performed as a service of worship during Lent or Holy Week or as an awe-inspiring Easter service (with the inclusion of the optional final monologue and chorus), this soul-stirring presentation will touch and enliven congregations from the most liturgical to the most contemporary of traditions. Monologues from Judas, Peter, Pontius Pilate, Simon of Cyrene, Mary, the two thieves crucified with Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and (optionally) John relate the dramatic events from their own perspective and are woven into the fabric and passion of the music. An accompaniment DVD (including all monologues) or an accompaniment CD (music only) is available, as are a Production Guide and a Sound-Effects CD for live presentations. This exciting new work is accessible technically, dramatically and musically, including parts for an SATB choir, unison children's choir, alto and tenor soloist, and nine dramatic characters.