Friday, March 22, 2013

AUSTRALIA : INTERACTIVE PASSION PLAY

ARCHDIOCESE OF MELBOURNE RELEASE

Palm Sunday Melbourne Passion Play

Friday 22 March 2013
NOW in its 17th year, the Melbourne Passion Play has become an Easter tradition for many families. It was founded by Pat La Manna, who first staged the play in Rosebud in 1997.

This year the Passion Play will be held at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster.

The large cast of 70 is made up entirely by volunteers. The Passion Play is interactive, with the audience also invited to participate in crowd scenes, such as Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem and when he is later condemned to death by Pontius Pilate.

Two performances of the Passion Play will be held this year –  one on Palm Sunday, 24 March, at 1.30pm and the second on Good Friday, 29 March at 10am.
Entry is free.

Patrons are asked to enter the park via Church Road from King Street, Doncaster. From here you will be directed to where the first scene of the play will be staged. The audience will then progressively move to other parkland settings as the story unfolds.

The play is staged outdoors, so audience members are advised to prepare for sunny or inclement weather.


Ruffey Lake Park in Docaster this Sunday

Details: www.passionplay.info.
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