Oberammergau Passion Play: Staged for global audience every 10 years

The play dates back to the Middle Ages, when the bubonic plague had wiped out villages across Europe. PHOTO: ARNO DECLAIR
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OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY - When a village puts on a play, there is always a bit of excitement in the air. The villagers are usually happy to perform for a full house of friends and families, and be featured in the local press.

But Oberammergau's village play is entirely different. It does not run for just a few nights, but is performed 103 times in five months for a global audience. Miss it and you will have to wait 10 years.

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