Cast, staff sign-ups to be held for Passion Play

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Editor's Note: Due to inclement weather, the sign-up has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 9.

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Cast and crew registration for the 2014 season of The Great Passion Play will be held on Sunday, March 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Men, women and children 5 years of age and older are needed for this year's cast. There is a particular need for men between the ages of 20 and 45 to play the parts of apostles, priests and soldiers, as well as families with children.

The 2014 season is May 2 through Oct. 25. The Great Passion Play is "America's no. 1-attended outdoor drama," according to the Institute of Outdoor Drama in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The production vividly portrays the final week and climax of Christ's earthly life. Over 170 actors are hired annually to bring the story to life in a huge outdoor setting under the beautiful Ozark night skies.

Those who have an interest in joining the cast and are unable to come to the March 2 registration are invited to call the play before Sunday at 479-253-8559 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to be considered, or you can go to GreatPassionPlay.org/applications.html to download the necessary documents.

In conjunction with cast registration, applications will be received and interviews conducted for the following positions: ushers, parking attendants, bus drivers, docents, food service workers and reservations clerks will also be held on the grounds of The Great Passion Play on Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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