Rehearsals begin for 2010 Oberammergau Passion Play
April 24, 2009
Actors have been chosen for the main roles, and community leaders in Oberammergau, Germany, are beginning rehearsals for the 2010 performance of the famous Passion Play that has been staged there every 10 years since 1634. The 6-hour performance fulfills a pledge made by the people of Oberammergau after they were saved from the ravages of the Plague, with the play staged every decade in a sequence broken only during World War II. Once criticized because the script placed the blame for the death of Jesus on the Jewish people, the play has been revised to correct that error.