Religion: Passion Plays

The U. S. has no Oberammergau, nestling among mountains and presenting every decade a Passion Play to commemorate its deliverance from pestilence.* But many a Roman Catholic parish offers some kind of play or pageant. Jesuits and Franciscans have given performances in San Francisco. Chicago has an annual and Milwaukee a biennial sacred play. A nine-act drama, The Passion, is given at St. Xavier College in Cincinnati. Last week as Lent opened, pious spectacles began to appear.

In Brooklyn and Boston was performed Pilate's Daughter, an all-female play based on the life of...

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