Based on the Oberammergau script and adapted for stage performances, a huge cast of amateur actors and a talented choir from Camross and several areas of the diocese will bring to life the story of Christ in Camross Hall in Wexford.
Under the stage direction of Michael Stafford and musical direction of Vicky Barron and Anita Cullen, it is expected they will transform the previously staged shows in 2000, 2006 and 2012 and portray the story before a diverse audience in Camross Hall on Good Friday, March 30, and Easter Sunday April 1. Cast members are as young as 11 to over 80 years old.
Oberammergau, a small town in the south of Germany near the swiss border, was suffering from a deadly plague in 1633. The little town promised that if they were spared they would perform this play every 10 years. It is said they were saved by God’s grace and were delivered from this evil and have lived up to their promise ever since.
A millennium community project, the Passion Play was produced in Camross in 2000, and following its success, it was decided to stage it again in 2006, 2012 and now in 2018. The first production was reviewed on RTÉ’s Ear to the Ground. In 2008 it also featured on RTÉ with a Good Friday performance from St Aidan’s Cathedral in Enniscorthy and in 2012 found its way to the National Opera House in Wexford. In 2010, 55 of the cast travelled to Oberammergau to see it performed.
This creation brings together a large community from Taghmon parish and beyond.
From the first night of rehearsals of cast and choir a sense of community has engulfed the operation, fantastic friendships are formed, and a great sense of comradery is nurtured.
For tickets contact: 086-8369047/087-6990031 Adults €12 Children €7 with more info on Facebook.