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Passion Play continues under lockdown

Residents of small town film at-home recreations of Jesus entering Jerusalem

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10 April 2020 07:15 PM

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ACN|Olesa de Montserrat

The small town of Olesa de Montserrat, only 30 km away from Barcelona and 20 km from the famed eponymous monastery, has been putting on Passion Plays depicting the life of Jesus every Good Friday for the past almost 500 years.

This year's plans to carry on with the tradition, however, were understandably forced to a halt due to health reasons relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

But rather than do away with the Easter show altogether, 'La Passió d'Olesa' came up with a clever idea allowing them to adapt to the current social distancing regulations: why not have people film themselves performing the play at home instead?

Under the name of 'Entrada Confinada' (or Confined Entry), organizers have put together a compilation of over 100 videos that participants - ahem, actors - sent in of themselves recreating Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem from the comfort of their homes and set it to the music traditionally used for this scene.

As is clear from the result, both young and old partakers got quite a kick out of putting their acting skills on display!

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  • An Olesa de Montserrat family's attempt at an Easter Passion Play (Courtesy of La Passió d'Olesa)

  • An Olesa de Montserrat family's attempt at an Easter Passion Play (Courtesy of La Passió d'Olesa)

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