Passion of Jesus Christ


Sunday, July 9th, 2 pm (Premiere)

Saturday, July 15th, 7 pm

Sunday, July 16th, 3 pm

Saturday, July 22nd, 7 pm

Sunday, July 23rd, 3 pm

Saturday, July 29th, 7 pm

Sunday, July 30th, 3 pm

Saturday, August 12th, 7 pm

Sunday, August 13th, 3 pm

Tuesday, August 15th, 3 pm

Tickets are available at oeticket shops and Raiffeisen Bank branches.

For further information please contact Tourismusverband Murau-Kreischberg                                                       Phone: +43 (0) 3537 360                                         Fax: +43 (0) 3537 360-5



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"Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone" (John 8:7)

The tradition of the Passion Plays of                      St. Georgen am Kreischberg (formerly St. Georgen ob Murau) dates back to the 1920s and 1930s. The origins of staging the sufferings of Christ and his resurrection as amateur theatre productions lay deep in the Middle Ages, when Easter Plays were very common within the Catholic communities. Between 1922 and 1936 Passion Plays were frequently held in St. Georgen. Due to the outbreak of WWII the plays came to a standstill.

They were rediscovered and revived in 1998 and have been performed four times since then. Over 200 amateur actors participated in each production. Countless members of the community were busy behind the scenes, working on music, costumes and stage design. Thanks to these efforts the Passion Plays of St. Georgen became an inherent part of the regional art scene.

The upcoming plays in 2017 are themed "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone" and provide a series of innovations. The stage design will be reduced and complemented with light effects and projections. The libretto and the artistic concept are being reworked with the advisory aid of renowned writer and stage director Andreas Staudinger. The Passion Plays will not be performed outdoors on the village square in front of the parish church of St. Georgen but indoors in the Kreischberghalle in the village district of St. Lorenzen, where all necessary technical means are available.

Director: Klaus Sumann

Artistic advisory: Andreas Staudinger

Light effects and projections: Daniel Ambrosch

Stage design and construction: Peter Stock

Music: Theresa Autischer ( "Glory Hallelujah" und "Hosanna" )

Music, Lyrics und Composition: Theresa Autischer

Piano: Theresa Autischer Cello: Sophie Stocker

Saxophone: Katja Zwanziger Bass: Martin Reitmann

Drums: Hans-Peter Kirbisser

Singing solo: Theresa und Helena Autischer

Choir: Barbara Autischer, Marlene Fuchs und Selina Spreitzer

Production: Marko Zeiler