Marvel at Ohio’s Only Outdoor Passion Play

For 50 years The Living Word Outdoor Drama has shared the good news of Jesus Christ. Designed for the theatrical telling of the last days of Christ, the Living Word Outdoor Drama offers a stunning and breath-taking drama of the life and death of Jesus Christ. The “Greatest Story Ever Told” unfolds for audiences on a spectacular 400-foot panoramic amphitheater and is considered America’s most authentic re-creation of Old Jerusalem.

The drama is a nationally recognized outdoor theater where the audience is drawn into the dramatic story through lighting, special effects, sound and authentic costumes. Live animals are also used in the production, including a donkey and an authentic horse-drawn Roman chariot.

It is the only drama of its kind that invites the audience and visiting groups to be a part of the performance. Audience members can participate as an ‘extra’ for the evening and experience the Passion of Christ in a very close and personal way.

2024 SEASON DATES: Performances take place on Friday evenings only June 14-September 27, 2024. (No performances will take place on July 5 or August 20, 2024.) Throughout the season special themes have been created to encourage different groups to attend, ranging from youth nights to family events to church gatherings.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults (13-59), $16 seniors (60 and up), $6 children (4-12), and free (4-under).

SPECIAL EVENT: The Jerusalem Experience

Saturday, August 17, 2024 only, families can participate in The Jerusalem Experience from 2-5 p.m. Enjoy a day of costume making, carpentry, games, food, animals, Shofar lessons and more in this outdoor Vacation Bible School-like environment! Tickets for this special event are $10 adults (13-up) and free for children 3-12. (Note: there will be no performance that evening.)

This summer, see The Living Word Outdoor Drama and take a journey like no other.

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