Camross Passion Play
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Camross Hall, Camross, Co. Wexford is set to stage an awe inspiring theatrical representation of the final days of Christ’s Life during holy week.
Based on the Oberammergau script and adapted for stage performances, this huge cast of amateur actors and a talented choir from Camross and several areas of the diocese will bring to life this magnificent story.
Under the stage direction of Michael Stafford and musical direction of Vicky Barron and Anita Cullen, these accomplished directors will transform the previously staged shows in 2000, 2006 & 2012 and will portray the story before a diverse audience in Camross Hall on Sunday March 25th, Tuesday March 27th, Good Friday March 30th and Easter Sunday April 1st.
Rehearsals are on-going and a dedicated and committed cast, choir and crew are working tirelessly to fulfil the audience’s expectations. With cast members as young as 11 to over 80 years old.
Oberammergau, a small town in the south of Germany near the swiss border, was suffering from a deadly plague in 1633. The little town promised that if they were spared they would perform this mammoth play every 10 years. By the miracles of God’s grace, they were delivered from this evil and they have lived up to their promise ever since.
A millennium community project the Passion Play was produced in Camross in 2000 and following its huge success it was decided to stage it again in 2006, 2012 and now in 2018. 2000 saw the show reviewed on RTE’s ‘Ear to the Ground’. In 2008 it also featured on RTE with a Good Friday performance from St. Aidan’s Cathedral in Enniscorthy and in 2012 found its way to the world famous National Opera House in Wexford. In 2010, 55 of the cast travelled to Oberammergau to see it performed there.
Some of the faces may have changed, but many of the original cast are still performing, including Margaret Crosbie, who recently attended the Gaiety Theatre, where over 50 women who had played the part of John B Keane’s “Sive” were celebrated.
This creation brings together a large community from Taghmon parish and beyond. From the first night of rehearsals of cast and choir a wonderful sense of community has engulfed the operation, fantastic friendships are formed, and a great sense of comradery is nurtured. This becomes apparent to the audience who become enthralled in the performances and they in turn play an important role also.
In this age of technology and speed, Camross Passion Play invites all to sit down, take a minute and enjoy the experience. It truly is a community project, uniting the community, enriching the community and showcasing community spirit.
As in previous years the audience will not be disappointed.
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