People’s Passion Play
Date: April 1st, 2023
Venue: Blessed Sacrament Church
Join us in a presentation by Riding Lights Theatre Company of the People’s Passion Play. Mass will be at 9.30am followed by refreshment after which we will begin at 10.45am.
We will gather in church to bring the Easter story to life. A small group, assisted by a member of the Riding Lights team, will lead everyone in a powerful act of theatre and worship, reading in chorus from one projected script to paint a vivid picture of Jesus’ last week before the crucifixion. There is music and some moments of reflection.
Apart from a few characters (including Jesus and a narrator), all the dialogue is read by the congregation. We will be divided into six groups and together, reading from a projected script, we will play all the characters, a chorus of voices in unison taking us from the noisy crowd cheering Jesus on his entry into Jerusalem, to Calvary and through the moving drama of the crucifixion.