The Theatre: Black Hills Passion Play

The famed Passion Play of Oberammergau, Germany, is apparently acceptable to Adolf Hitler, but has been postponed this year on account of the war. Considered the most important of the Passion Plays, it was first produced in 1634. But in 1932 a troupe of Passion Players emigrated to the U. S. from Lünen, Germany, where they claimed their play had been given ever since 1242. One of them was Josef Meier, seventh-generation Passion Player. He had their drama translated into "American." with a reorganized troupe began acting it in various U. S. towns,...

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