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