Infos of the Passion plays 2019 in Erl in Tyrol / Austria.

 

In 1613 the people of Erl began the Passion play because of a vow made during the bubonic plague.

 

It has been performed at various locations.

The present passion play house celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. This remarkable structure, with its unique architecture, it was constructed solely to perform of  the passion play and is not heated.

 

Every six years, approximately 600 amateur playersfrom the village’s 1450 population  participate in the Passion play.

 

Characteristics of the Erler Passion play:

A dramatically moving scene for the Stations of the Cross

A modern up to date script from Author Felix Mitterer

Music for the Passion play composed especially for Erl and performed live by the choir and orchestra

 

The performances are from May to October 2019

 

In 2013 Erl the Passion Play in Erl celebrated ist 400 years anniversary.

 

Erl has the oldest tradition of performing the Passion Play in all oft he German speaking countries.

 

Script by Felix Mitterer.
There are more seats in the Passion Play House than inhabitants in Erl, 1500 visitors can enjoy a good view of the performance in the raked auditorium.

2019: English Scene Explanation.