Passion Play 2013
Date: January 14, 2013
Now in it’s tenth year, the 2013 Andrews University Passion Play will be open for two days, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2013. This marks a significant scheduling change moving Passion Play from Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, to the first weekend in April.
“There have been years when Easter weekend fell immediately before or after Spring Break, finals and even graduation, making it very challenging schedule-wise for the hundreds of students, staff and faculty volunteers for Passion Play,” says Japhet De Oliveira, University chaplain and Passion Play producer, of the date change. “Likewise, Easter weekend can be a very busy time for families. We’d like to see this scheduling change provide new opportunities for members of the community to experience the Andrews University Passion Play.”
Also new to the 2013 Passion Play are smaller group rotations limited to 300 guests each. “The Passion Play tells an incredibly powerful story, but if you are lost in a sea of people, you can feel disconnected and even miss key parts of the story,” says De Oliveira. “We will be limiting each group rotation to 300 in order to create a more personal experience for each person who attends. To add to the ambiance of the Passion Play while also helping with crowd control, we’ll have Roman guard checkpoints to ensure guests are wearing their wristbands and traveling with their assigned tribe.”
Passion Play wristband reservations open up March 1, 2013. Wristbands will be available for pick-up at the first scene and can be reserved online for free at www.andrews.edu/passionplay. Reservations are required.