Lake County invites you to the 31st annual outdoor presentation of the Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Our Lord, Jesus Christ – on the third Saturday and Sunday in May (May 21 and 22) at 4 p.m. in Lakeport, California.
The Lake County Passion Play is a spectacular experience brought to you by a cast of more than 150 people. You'll see mounted Roman soldiers sweep across the 1,000-foot stage, while sheep wander across the hillside and a powerful sound system carries the dialogue – which is faithfully drawn from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. A talented team of directors, producers, and costume designers work throughout the year to create this experience.
Some people who have seen both this play and the world-renowned Oberamegau Passion Play have even said that the Lake County version moved them more profoundly than did Oberamegau.
But, "the Passion Play is not a spectacle," according to the Rev. Shannon Kimbell-Auth, pastor of United Christian Parish in Lakeport. "Rather, it is a prayerful expression of the faith of the people involved. Men, women, and children from many denominations have come together to make this a truly ecumenical experience. The unity among the players is a visible sign of the Holy Spirit."
There is no admission fee to see the Passion Play: The price has been paid!
Attend and be inspired!
Fresh spring water will be available. For your comfort, plan to take a lawn chair or blanket with you to sit upon.
(Scenes from last year's Lake County Passion Play. Photos by the Rev. Shannon Kimbell-Auth.)