Almost 400 years ago, the villagers of Oberammergau, Bavaria promised God that if he would spare them from the bubonic plague that was ravaging their region, they would depict the life and death of Jesus in the form of a play. God kept his side of the promise and the villagers performed their first re-enactment of the Passion of Christ in 1634 to fulfill their vow. 2020 will mark the 42nd time the villagers have performed the play over the past 384 years.
From May to September in 2020, about half of the 5,400 residents of Oberammergau will participate in this epic re-enactment as actors, singers, instrumentalists and stage technicians. READ A SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY that includes Old and New Testament scenes woven together to tell the story of Jesus on a broad canvas. WATCH A SHORT TRAILER for the 2020 Play.
Though there are many performances, because it only happens once every 10 years, Oberammergau tickets are in great demand!
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