Banyard, Edmund: Out of This World
A Play with Music
By Edmund Banyard
Out of This World begins where One Friday in Eternity ends; these two short dramas can be performed on their own or in sequence, being separate presentations of the two parts of the Easter story, crucifixion and resurrection, that are so skillfully woven as in the narrative of Edmund Banyard’s full-scale Passiontide play, One Friday. Tom, who in the play is a modern-day political prisoner, becomes the Messenger, a man out of time who is witness to Christ’s resurrection and condemned to execution. Topical, yet also concerned with eternal themes, Out of This World can be performed by four readers, players and musicians with minimum staging, and is about 30 minutes’ duration.