Because the story of The Good Samaritan is so well known, I felt I could take more liberties than usual, and I had a lot of fun flipping it around so that the parable was the reality and the reality the parable. Aside from that, I performed all my usual Wineskin Project duties:
- made the best defense I could of the priest and lawyer who pass the robbed man by on the road – a defense that I think I would personally adopt myself in a similar situation
- pushed the thought experiment to an extreme by making the man who was rescued a total jerk
- pointed out the oddity in this story that Jesus’ answer to the question of “Who is my neighbor” doesn’t really answer the question at all! (He’ll do that a lot in these plays, because I think he does it a lot in the Gospels.)
Classic material, with which a good time was had by all.