‘The words of Jesus are still relevant today’, rehearsals begin for world renowned Oberammergau Passion Play

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    Frederick Mayet told Premier: “The message of Jesus I think it’s so important still today. They’re still relevant in our world and I think that’s why people keep coming back.

    “And it’s different to if you go to the church every Sunday or reading the Gospels.

    “If you bring the words on stage and if you tell the story live on stage for the people, you do it with theatrical means, you have nice stage design, you have costumes where people can think that perhaps look like this 2000 years ago, I think people want to see, it want to feel it, want to hear it.

    “I think it’s a nice way to learn about the message and story.”

     

    Rehearsals have begun for the historical play performed every ten years in the small village of Oberammergau, Bavaria.

    More than two thousand actors will take part in 104 open-air performances of the five hour play between May and October next year.

    The cast is only made up by people who have lived, or are living in the village of Oberammergau.

    Mayet said although he’s honoured to have the role of Jesus, it’s quite daunting because he’s not a professional actor.

    He works an artistic director and public relations manager in a theatre in Munich.

    “I’m a little scared of the workload everyone has because we are all amateurs.” he said. 

    “Everyone goes to their regular job during the day and we have rehearsals in the evening and on the…

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