Cast and crew registration for The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, will be on March 6, 2022 on the grounds of The Great Passion Play. Those interested in returning or becoming a member of the cast may apply between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM on Sunday, March 6.
The 2022 season will run from Good Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 continuing Memorial Day Weekend through October 29 with a run of approximately 70 performances. Men, women, and children five years of age and older are needed for this year’s cast. There is a particular need for men between the ages of 18 and 60 to play the parts of apostles, priests, and soldiers as well as families with children.
The Great Passion Play is "America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama” according to the Institute of Outdoor Theatre in Greenville, North Carolina. This magnificent production vividly portrays the final days of Christ’s earthly life. Over 200 actors are hired annually to bring the story to life in a huge outdoor setting under the beautiful Ozark night skies. If you have ever wanted to be a cast member of a world-class theatrical production, let this be your year to apply.
Those who have an interest in joining this wonderful cast and who are unable to come to the cast registration are invited to call the Play before March 6 at 479-253-8559 between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM to be considered, or you can go to GreatPassionPlay.org/applications.html to download the required documents.
In conjunction with cast registration, applications will be received, and interviews conducted for the following positions: food service, Holy Land Tour actors, gift shop workers, maintenance, ushers, bus drivers, docents (museum guides), reservations and sales, and grounds positions on the grounds of The Great Passion Play on Sunday, March 6, 2022.
Thanks to the hard work of our work crews Missouri Campers on Mission, the Crawford Family and their church, Stanley Cassidy, Steve and Kelly Smith, many others, and the roofing/construction lead Denny and Linda Ball assisted by Mark Scott, we were able to complete the roofing of the Sacred Arts Museum. This was a gargantuan task. We started on Monday, April 5, 2021 with taking off the old tile and finished taking it off on Friday, April 9, 2021. Putting on the new metal faux tile roof, took some time, but due to the hard work and perseverance of Denny and Mark, we were able to finish the project on Friday, May 14, 2021.
We still have a ways to go with the restoration of the museum, but we are thankful to have it weather tight!
3rd Spotlight Tower added in 2020
We are very thankful to the volunteer help and material contributions of Dover Christian Church of Oklahoma and Corinth Baptist Church of Louisiana. These two churches have been instrumental in the addition of our petting zoo area, the spotlight towers on the set, and numerous other projects throughout the grounds. Here's a before and after look as well as a progress shot of the 3rd spotlight tower that they've put in for the Passion Play.
Additionally, the First Christian Church of Stilwell, Oklahoma did an awesome job of staining the tower to help it look great for a long time as well as completing a walkway to connect the pathway to the cross to the walkway to the statue.
Statue Walkway completed by First Christian Church of Stilwell, Oklahoma
Bethlehem Area in Holy Land Improvements
New Porch for the Church in the Grove--Arkansas Campers on Mission
The Great Passion Play will be performed in memory of Richard Griffith on Saturday, October 17. Richard has been a cast member of the Passion Play since 1969 until he went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 25, 2020.
Richard performed as a Roman soldier before over 7.5 million people in that period of time.
He will be greatly missed by all his co-workers who count him as family.
Richard's memorial service will be held at New Day Fellowship in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on Sunday, October 18 at 4:00pm. Please wear a mask out of respect for the State's regulations.
Stream online below, or see the television times below!
For the best resolution, click the "gear"--which is the settings and click 1080p if your internet speed will allow!
We hope that you enjoy this condensed version of The Great Passion Play, and we hope you make plans to come to Eureka Springs when live performances resume!
Although live performances have been postponed, you can see special performances of The Great Passion Play as filmed before a live audience on the following television stations:
KXNW 34 (MyNet) Sunday, April 12 @ 8:00pm
KNWA (NBC) Sunday, April 12 @ 11:00pm
We hope that you can join us in your home for these special showings of The Great Passion Play!
The Great Passion Play is devoted to making the Scriptures come alive!