Banyard, Edmund: One Friday in Eternity
A Play with Music
By Edmund Banyard
Written for the simplest of dramatic settings, such as a church without scenery but with a cross used as the focus for lighting and action, One Friday in Eternity has proved to be a popular and thought-provoking account of the crucifixion story. Admirers of Edmund Banyard’s full-scale Passiontide play One Friday will welcome this same inspiring treatment of the Easter theme, but on a scale that requires neither elaborate preparation nor a sophisticated stage venue. The text and songs of One Friday in Eternity have been used as part of church services and as a separate dramatic presentation. A minimum of four players is required (there were five at the first performance), and the duration is approximately half-an-hour.