Rehearsals are where we learn how to read the Gospel accounts in a new way. The Bible becomes and script and we read the Gospels with new eyes, constantly asking how we can make the words come alive on an outdoor stage to a large audience. Workshopping events like the healing of the blind man or the forgiveness of the woman caught in adultery help us get to know the Bible in far more detail. Jesus’s words come to life in a whole new way, as do the events of his betrayal, arrest, and death.

Two men in full Roman costume clasp arms in a church hall with chairs and props and costumes behind them.
A man in full costume and headscarf sits on a chair in a church hall reading from a script.

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Watch Passion Play Rehearsals from Manna Theatre Company