Centurion is an original play by Richard Garey based on extensive research into the life of the Roman army 2000 years ago. It is the story of a boy captured by the legions, trained to fight, schooled to be an officer, and hardened as a veteran of the frontier wars. It is also the story of an observer sent to Judea by the Emperor himself. It is the report of the keenest of observers who stood at the very crossroads of human history. It is the story of a soldier who meets a king, the story of a warrior who meets a man of peace. It is the story of a convicted man, a cross, and a centurion. After that week-end in Judea, nothing will ever be the same.
“I have seen many strange and bizarre things as a soldier, but if I had not seen the events in Jerusalem with my own eyes, I would have thought them untrue.” Centurion Magoree