Passion Play

Show art by Carolyn Sewell
Performance Dates

Three communities of players put on the annual Easter story of Christ while navigating the intersection of religion, art, and politics. This boldly inventive play spans three eras: Queen Elizabeth's England,  Hitler's Germany, and Reagan's America. Ruhl's exploration of devotion (or/and sacrifice?) takes us on a humorous yet unsettling journey filled with lustwhimsy, and a lot of fish.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
220 minutes


Carpenter 2
Carpenter 1
Pontius Pilate/Foot Soldier/P
Mary 1/Elsa
Friar/Englishman/VA Psychiatrist
Village Idiot/Violet
Queen Elizabeth/Hitler/Reagan
Machinist/Officer/Young Director

Creative Team

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Choreographer for plays
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