Passion Play

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Sarah Ruhl s Passion Play takes us behind the scenes of three very different communities attempting to stage the death and resurrection of Christ.
This intimate epic occurs at the timely intersection of politics and religion. Ruhl dramatizes a community of players rehearsing their annual staging of the Easter Passion in three different eras: 1575 Northern England, just before Queen Elizabeth outlaws the ritual; 1934 Oberammergua, Bavaria, as Hitler is rising to power; and Spearfish, South Dakota, from the time of Vietnam through Reagan s presidency. In each period, the players grapple with the transformative nature of art, and politics are never far in the background.

PublisherSamuel French Inc.
CategoryFull Length Play
ThemeDrama
TypeScript
AuthorSarah Ruhl
Music Byn/a
Duration120 mins
Adapted Byn/a
Based Onn/a
Male8
Female3
TypeScript
Performed ForAdult
NationalityAmerican
Royalty PlaySamuel French Inc.
Sale Price$22.50 (excl. GST and postage)
Our reference78635


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