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The New Melle Community Passion Play Returns in 2022

The New Melle Community Passion Play will resume performances for the Easter season, 2022! This long-standing and uplifting community tradition portrays the story of the final days of Jesus Christ, from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) to the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection.

There is a reason this community tradition has lasted nearly 40 years. Participants say, “It will renew your spirit, energize your faith and fill your heart with the love of Christ.” Rehearsals begin February 6 and 7, 2022. Participation in the play provides a great opportunity for community service, Thespian hours, and Christian interaction for young and old. people of various skills and interests are needed to fill speaking and non-speaking roles, to sing in the choir, to help with props and lighting, to help with stage construction and set up, or just to be on stage during crowd scenes. Costumes are provided.

Choir rehearsals are held Sunday afternoons starting February 6, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Friedens Peace UCC, 3960 Mill Street, New Melle, MO. Cast/Crew rehearsals are Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at Friedens Peace UCC beginning February 7, 2022. Tech week, with nightly rehearsals for actors and choir together, begins Monday, March 28 at the New Melle Sports and Recreation Banquet Hall, 4700 Hwy. Z, New Melle, MO. This is a non-denominational production, and everyone is welcome to join in. No acting experience is necessary for stand-in or crowd people. All ages are needed. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Performances are Saturdays, April 2 and April 9 at 7 p.m.; and Sundays, April 3 and April 10 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the New Melle Sports and Rec Banquet Hall. This is a great family event to experience as participants or as spectators. Please join us! If you have questions or need more information, please call Paul at 636-384-0576.