Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Bavarian Town of Oberammergau Remounts Its Singular Passion Play // LATimes Culture Monster

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By Lewis Segal

With its picturesque houses painted with Gospel scenes and its imposing Alpine vistas, Oberammergau has atmosphere galore -- but the rain was coming down so hard when I arrived a few weeks ago that my feet were soaked by the time I ran to the theater and took my seat for the first part of the town's Passion Play. It is famously performed every decade as a promise to God, in an outdoor theater large enough to hold 4,700 -- almost the size of the entire population of the small German village.

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