We have a lot of the basic building stuff already organized. However, we’ll also need various props to dress the sets. Bill has prepared a detailed list of the things we’re looking for.
STOP #1: Antonia Fortress
Long Bench– to sit on. Either Stone or Wood.
- 3-Legged stool – for one of the soldiers to sit on.
- Short Marble Whipping Column – about three feet high and three feet around for flogging prisoners.
- Various Whips – hanging on the wall behind them
- Faux Wall – for hanging whips, flagellums, shields and other weaponry.
- Three or Four Shields
- Two or Three Swords
- A Small Table
- A Metal or Clay Pitcher With Several Matching Cups – for wine.
- Stack of Spears – stacked
- A Wooden Barrel or Large Clay Vase – for storing thorns to start fires.
- Helmets, Breast Plates – possibly 4 sets to either hang or lie stacked neatly nearby.
- A Wash Basin/ Bucket With Water Basin – for washing.
STOP#2: Urbanus and Patrobus
- Small, Ornate Table With Two Chairs – for Urbanus and Patrobus to sit.
- Ornate Pitcher With Goblets – for wine and/or water. Both should have a goblet in front of them to drink from.
- An Ornate Vase Or Basket For Holding Scrolls – These men are working for the state of Rome and as such have various documents lying around. There can be more than one of these.
- Open Scrolls With Writing Tools And An Ink Well – Should be on the table where they sit.
- Two- Three Large Red Curtains – 12 feet in length possibly 4 feet in length.
STOP #3: Potter’s Shop
- A Large Set Of Shelves Made of Faux Stone or Wood – this is where the pottery is displayed. See the Set Blueprints. While it can be smaller, the shelf unit should be no larger than 12 feet in length, have at least two tiers and be about 4 feet in height.
- Ceramic Pots, Vases and Jars – enough to reasonably show that the shop is, in fact, a potter’s shop. They can be of varying sizes and shapes, real or faux–but if faux, they MUST look real. Probably about 12-16 pieces.
- A Straw Broom – this really has to look authentic. It can be made from straw, palm fronds, etc., but it is what Micah and his wife Joanna are cleaning up the smaller broken pot shards with -which are the direct result of the earthquake that occurred when Jesus died.
- Broken Pieces of Pottery and Ceramic Pieces – these should be strewn about the shop floor. Micah and Joanna are picking the pieces up—some large, some small–all beyond repair.
- A Curtain to Hang Over Potter’s North Doorway – this curtain obscures the view into the back area of WALL AREA #1. Performers may enter in and out of the area–some carrying pottery as they leave, thanking Micah for his service as a potter. Those going in will be told by Micah and Joanna to watch the pot shards and that their order is in the back. All are hurrying because of the approaching Passover Sabbath.
Between Stop #3 and Stop #4
- Veronica’s Veil – the veil with Jesus Christ’s image created from His Blood and Sweat when Veronica wiped His Face. The veil should be a standard linen cloth about 3 feet by 4 feet.
STOP #4: Miller’s Shop
- A Large Free -Standing Grinding Stone On a Table – this can be faux or real. It is used by the Miller to grind grain for Simon of Cyrene. It should have two axis’s, a raised center and be able to turn on the table when cranked. The grinding table should have raised sides to keep the stone on track as it turns. This needs to be investigated carefully for authenticity and for size because it has to fit in the shop with room to move around comfortably.
- One Large Scale – to weigh heavier orders like sacks of wheat.
- One Small Table Top Scale – to weigh smaller orders.
- Large Stone Jars – to hold flour/ grain that has been ground.
- Two Three Legged Stools – to sit on.
- Ceramic or Wooden Bowls – to scoop flour and grain
- One or Two Spare Grinding Stones – these will lean along the walls.
- One or Two Mortars with Pestles – for grinding.
- Various Sacks – for putting grain into.
Between Stop #4 and Stop #5:
- The Weeping Daughters of Jerusalem – no props needed. It would be nice to have a few passerby’s hurrying to get somewhere before the approaching Passover The Weeping daughters can be carrying handkerchiefs–but that’s about it.
STOP # 5: The Market
- A Meat Rack – for hanging meat off of. It will be positioned above the opening, but will be empty as the store is all but sold out of everything because of the Passover Sabbath. Maybe 7 feet long, 6-8 hooks.
- Jars and Large Vases – for holding various wares. These will be in different sizes–from 3-4 foot high, free-standing ones , to tabletop versions on the table across the back. 6- 12 depending upon size.
- Table Across the Back – The table can be wood or faux stone but regardless, it must have room for storage underneath–which will consist of bowls and more jars.
- Scale – for weighing food stuffs (1)
- Woven Baskets – for holding wares–all empty. There may be a little flat bread–but it is unleavened. 12
*It cannot be stressed enough–this is a sold-out store. They will have more food items on Sunday after the Sabbath and visitors are encouraged to return then.*
STOP #6: The Gates Leaving Jerusalem
- 3-Legged Stools for the Guards – 2
- Fire Box / Portable Fire Pit – 1
- Whatever Gear the Romans Had
STOP #7: Golgotha
- Three Up Right Crosses – they must fit in the ground. Jesus’ cross is center.
- Three Signs – In Hebrew, Latin, and Greek telling the crime of the malefactors who were crucified.
- A Basket – inside are the nails used to crucify the victims. They were often straightened and reused as were the crosses. There can be small traces of blood on the crosses and at their bases.
- A Linen Cloth – not much bigger than a cloth napkin that will partially cover the basket to obscure its contents. It can have some blood stains on it.
- Jesus’ Crown of Thorns – some blood on it and resting on top of the linen cloth obscuring the basket with the nails.
- Longinus’ Spear – he will hold this as he sits under Jesus’ cross and talks to visitors.
Between Stop #7 and Stop #8
- No Props. Two passerby’s will go past Visitors discussing the Veil of the Temple being torn in two upon the Death of Jesus.
STOP #8: Garden Tomb
- Towels – for Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus who will be cleaning the resin off of their hands having just finished embalming Jesus and wrapping Him in linen strips. 2 towels.
- A Ceramic Jar or Jug – preferably a jug because it should contain mineral spirits of some kind which is placed on the linen towels –much like paint thinner is–and used to clean the hands. Not a lot of it! Maybe 6 ounces. Must have a lid!
- A Water Pail, Jug or Jar – for washing. It must have a lid
- A Set of Used, Balled up Linens – wrapped tightly . It is not meant to show off what’s in them–which are the dirty linens used to clean Jesus’ Body with before wrapping it in linen cloths.