Everyone has been incredibly generous and our supply list has been whittled down quite a lot! That said, we still have a couple of pages of goods needed–I’m adding the list below.
Before that, though–we’ve a lot of costumes to finish before our first show, and we’re running short on time (I still find that hard to believe!). So, if anyone can sew and is wiling to run up some seams or more, please let us know!
Contact for both costuming and props is Bill Austin at email@example.com
Now for the list:
STOP #1: Antonia Fortress
- Long Bench- to sit on. Either Stone or Wood
- A Metal or Clay Pitcher With Several Matching Cups – for wine.
- A Wooden Barrel or Large Clay Vase – for storing thorns to start fires.
- 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.
STOP #3: Potter’s Shop
- 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 need to look real.
- 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.
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
- 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.
- 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 Sabbath. 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, freestanding 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. *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
- 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.
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.