Every 10 years since 1634 AD, the town of
Oberammergau, Germany (in the Alps) has presented its passion play (Wikipedia info) ...a play which has "run"
for over 365 years (last done 2010)!!
When the black plague swept through Europe causing
massive death on the continent, it finally approached this southern German town near Austria
in 1633. After a few deaths, the town fathers are said to have gotten together & promised
God that, if He would spare the remaining citizens, the people would present a play depicting
the life and suffering of Jesus as a sign of gratitude. It is said that there were no other
deaths after that promise!
The tradition is kept alive to this present day.
It is a requirement that any performers must have been born in Oberammergau. Townspeople
wrote the script and composed the musical score, and they designed and built the theater in
which it is staged. Play website. The page on Wikipedia HERE.
Wikipedia list of other Passion plays, HERE
Wow! On 1 Dec. 2017, I opened a Face Book private message from Farise Edens McIntosh, a friend from South Carolina since our childhoods, who told me that she attended this play in the summer of 1970!
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(posted 2000; latest update 19 December
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