The Passion Play and Imperial Cities
July 24 – August 2, 2020
Guest Speakers: Professional tour guide plus local experts
Hosts: Larry & Connie Roach
Cost: $5,699 per person, double occupancy.
Included: Round-trip airfare from Louisville, lodging, transportation, most meals, private professional tour guide and local experts, PassagesEDU personal hosts
Journey through the imperial cities of Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague as we make our passage to Bavaria Germany to experience the life of Christ presented through the world-renown Oberammergau Passion Play.
2020 Marks the 42nd Production of this Historic Theatrical Event
Enacted every 10 years, the Oberammergau Passion Play was first performed in 1634 by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany. Residents there in 1633 vowed that if God spared them from the bubonic plague ravaging the region, they would produce a play every 10 years thereafter depicting the life and death of Jesus. As the plague death rate declined, the villagers kept their vow, presenting the Oberammergau Passion Play throughout the centuries that followed.
If you love the Southeast Easter Pageant and Easter Passion presentations, this unique 5-hour performance is a must-see experience. The production contains over 2,000 performers, musicians and stage technicians, all residents of the village. The play comprises spoken dramatic text, musical and choral accompaniment and tableaux vivants, which are scenes from the Old Testament depicted for the audience by motionless actors accompanied by verbal description.
Don’t miss your chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event!
Your inclusive Journey fee covers airfare from Louisville, all overnight accommodations, transportation, scheduled event tickets and the daily meals listed in the itinerary (some meals will be on your own).
Connie and I look forward to sharing this experience with you!