Passion Play Theatre
That was the Oberammergau Passion Play 2022!
On October 2nd the 42nd Passion Play ended after 110 performances and more than four years of preparations.
The sound makes the Play
Rudolf Pirc and his team have developed a completely new location and sound system for the Passion Play 2022.
Suddenly it's quiet as a mouse
The climax of the Play is the crucifixion. How does it feel to hang on the cross? And what are the challenges?
The children in Oberammergau rehearse and perform their own Passion Play. Premiere is in the last week of the summer break.
There is a lot going on not only on stage of the Passion Play Theatre, but also in the dressing rooms.
100 days with Jesus
Sylvia Heinzeller works in the Jesus actors' dressing room
The Passion Play's DNA
The building and room installation in the Oberammergau Museum explores the relationships between people and their surroundings
The little ones to the front
On the 1st weekend in April it got crowded again in the Passion Play Theatre: the first big rehearsal also means the return on stage for the children
The Icelandic photographer and cinematographer Birgit Gudjonsdottir is responsible for photographing the photo book of the 2022 Passion Play.
Capturing moments for eternity
A mere year after graduating from school, Oberammergau native Sebastian Schulte started serving as the Passion Play's official photographer
Images of People
The role of the Living Images, or Tableaux Vivants, in the Passion Play and the reasons why they pose such a huge technical challenge
Creating closeness out of strangeness
In music, Markus Zwink tells the Passion story through emotion
Together again at last
The rehearsal period for the Passion Play 2022 begins with the first reading
Sleeping lions and waiting snakes
After the Covid break, the workshops in Oberammergau are coming back to life. Preparations for 2022 are underway.
The Passion Play's Memory
Hermann Wiegand has been checking the attendance of the performers since 1990 and documents the events on stage and backstage in his caricatures.
Of humans and animals
In the Passion Play, it is not only humans who play a role. And they are not always the ones in charge.
It will go on
It is still a year until the premiere of the 42nd Passion Play. Play director Christian Stückl takes time to reflect on the past months.
Big world in miniature
An exhibition in the Oberammergau Museum shows stage models of past Passion Plays and the Rosner rehearsal
Are we Jesus?
Frederik Mayet and Rochus Rückel – two main actors between melancholy and anticipation
Times are getting hairy - The Hair and Beard Decree on Ash Wednesday
About growing out hair, beards in times of FFP2 masks, guys with ponytails, and all the awkward in-between stages.
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