The New Great Passion Play opened for the season in Eureka Springs last Friday, May 6. It is scheduled to run several nights a week through October 29, 2011, as it has for more than 40 years. People come from all over the world to see the play, and many stay in our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast while they’re here.
The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs tells the story of Christ’s last days on earth, his death, and his resurrection. The cast of hundreds gives a stirring performance in a stunning location – a 4,100 seat panoramic outdoor amphitheater nestled in the Ozark Mountains surrounding Eureka Springs. The set and scenery are remarkably accurate; spectators witness chariots being pulled past an ancient marketplace, a camel caravan, and even herds of sheep.
Guests of our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast who attend The Great Passion Play frequently comment on the magnificent Christ of the Ozarks statue that is located on the grounds. The sculpted statue of Christ stands seven stories tall and seems to rise out of the mountain on which it stands. It is inspiring to stand at its feet.
The Great Passion Play is perhaps the most unique attraction in Eureka Springs. It is a remarkable experience for people of all faiths.
For additional information and tickets, please visit The Great Passion Play.