The Durban Catholic Players' Guild will present the 14th Durban Passion Play at the Playhouse Drama Theatre from 1 - 19 April 2015
The Passion Play strives to restore the true meaningof Easter. It is an epic scale dramatic production depicting Jesus'passion, covering the final period of his life from his visit to Jerusalem to his execution by crucifixion. It is performed by a large cast who volunteer their time and skills as part of their Lenten preparations. The play involves seven months of commitment from a 150-plus cast who receive no remuneration.
The cast comprises an inter-denominational group of diverse people who vary in age from toddlers and teenagers to young adults and the more mature.
The play is directed by Dawn Haynes and Tanya Conradie: "We have many families participating and it is wonderful to see grandparents, children and grandchildren all involved together. This year we also have special needs people in our cast. These families are truly a shining example of a family that prays together and they are an inspiration to us all," says Dawn.
It has now been staged in Durban every five years for the past 63 years. The Durban Passion Play was staged at the Greyville Racecourse for many years, before moving to the Durban City Hall until 1997. More recently it has been performed at the Playhouse.
There will be 24 performances in the Playhouse Drama Theatre running from 1 to19 April 2015. One of the highlights is a special performance for the hearing impaired on Sunday 12 April at 2:30pm, where the performance will be signed.
Block bookings are available for anyone who would like to book the whole theatre for fund raising. For details contact Dawn Haynes at email@example.com Public booking is at Computicket.
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