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Passion Play(2010)



In Rome, the passion play was associated with the routine sacking of the Jewish ghetto, leading to the suppression of the play. In Germany, in 1934, the Nazis revised the play so that Jesus and His disciples appeared as Aryans. After World War II, the Nazi-specific elements were removed, but the anti-Semitic aspects of the play remained, according to Banki.




Passion Play(2010)



The Oberammergau Passion Play is a once in a lifetime experience, a six hour spectacle of music and drama that recreates the last months and days in the life of Jesus and his passion and death on the cross. The entire cast of hundreds is drawn from the village of Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany and the play takes place only once every ten years with the last occasion of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2022 (postponed from 2020).


I felt the play really did live up to expectations and is well worth making the effort to see the play once in your lifetime. The play is as much about the passion of the people of Oberammergau to remain true to their vow.


Tickets are generally available through many different tour companies who put together packages. The main website for the passion play is -oberammergau.de/en/home and there would normally be tickets to be purchased directly on here. However I suspect that direct sale tickets may be hard to come by, especially because I imagine that those who had booked for the 2020 performance had their tickets carries over when it was postponed due to Covid.


Frederik Mayet portrays Jesus during his crucifixion during a dress rehearsal of the passion plays 2010 in the theatre of Oberammergau, southern Germany. More than 2000 citizens of this Bavarian village participate in the century-old play of the suffering of Christ, staged every ten years and dating back to 1634. (Matthias Schrader/AP)


The Passion Play Festival is an ever expanding and organic communityendeavor, so please be sure to check www.epictheatreensemble.org often for up-to-the-minuteprogramming and scheduling information. Reservations for all Passion Play Festival eventsshould be made through emailing passionplaynyc@gmail.com. Epic Theatre Ensemble is an OBIE, Lucille Lortel, and OTTO Award-Winning artist-run company.Founded in 2001 to create theatrical events Off-Broadway and in the New York City Public Schoolsthat inspire vital dialogue about social issues, Epic is best known for their premieres of No Child... by Nilaja Sun, Palace of the End by Judith Thompson, and Hannah and Martin by Kate Fodor, as wellas their groundbreaking Shakespeare Remix after-school program that received a 2009