For more than twenty years Focus on the Family has produced a beloved radio series known as “Adventures in Odyssey” I remember picking up our son, Tyler from school, listening to the program and holding the steering wheel just a little tighter as the kids in the program found themselves in precarious situations. Often the programs drama was built around the characters journeying back in time through a George Avery Whitaker invention known as the imagination station. It was amazing how involved I became in listening to this program on a daily basis.
Such is the case with our cast and crew for the Passion Play on an annual basis. Becoming a part of the cast allows us to live out the story that is at the very center of our faith. When you look closely at the photographs on this site I believe it’s important to point out that very few of the individuals who take part in this presentation come to us with an extensive background in acting. As a matter of fact all of the actors who take part in this ministry annually are volunteers.
The expressions on each face are not manufactured they are the result of coming closer to the story than...
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The most amazing thing happened to me on the Friday night dress rehearsal for Passion Play this year. Friday night I played Elizabeth and went to cross with Mary. It was not hard to get into character and start to cry as we saw Jesus on the cross. As we go to the cross, Mary falls down on her knees and touches Jesus’ feet and is crying her eyes out – “My son, my son!” It really tears your heart out!
Then the soldiers push her aside...
For PPMI music is at the very heart of our message. Some of the emotions wrapped up in this presentation simply can’t be communicated with words alone. Special care was taken in the selection, and modification of existing songs as well as in the creation of new music presented in the Passion Play He’s Alive.
With the exception of our opening song, every solo you’ll hear in this presentation had to pass two important tests. First of all it was important...
Hola Costa Rica!
While presenting the passion play, we have an opportunity to model the ministry for new teams; this past fall in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, they did just that.
We are very excited to announce that another new Passion Play ministry will be starting in San Jose, Costa Rica! Be on the look out for more information in the coming weeks.