Oak Valley

Manitoba's Passion Play

Manitoba Passion Play performance dates for summer of 2013

  • July 6 & 7 (Saturday & Sunday) at 6:30 pm
  • Praise & Worship Service on Sunday July 7 at 5:00 pm followed by the Passion Play
  • July 12, 13, 14 (Friday through Sunday) at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday Mass on July 14 at 4:00 pm with celebrant His Grace Archbishop Emeritus Emilius Goulet followed by the Passion Play in the evening

2013 Performance

Once again Oak Valley Productions Inc. presents the inspiring drama of Manitoba's Passion Play at its scenic outdoor theatre site near La Riviere, Manitoba. Numerous volunteers from all across southern Manitoba, including cast, crew, front of house personnel and many more work together to present this unique Manitoba event. Year after year many are still discovering this hidden gem.

Comments From Audience

"We really enjoyed this production. It is our second time and we wouldn't hesitate to return." - Bill & Valerie
"We have attended our church services each year for many years...have watched movies about the story of Christ's death and resurrection, but never before have we actually felt like we were a part of Christ's story of who He was, how He and His mother and disciples and others acted and reacted. Thank you for the moving and beautiful portrayal of this most important story."- Glen & Val
We both enjoyed the production; it was the focal point of our weekend get away with another couple. - Jack & Lynne

Casting Call

An opportunity you don't want to miss... Beginning in 2000, more than 60 actors and crew have joined together to portray the life of Christ in a unique and dynamic way. And now, Manitoba's Passion Play is looking for volunteers to respond to the Casting Call of 2012! Are you interested in performing on stage? Working behind the scenes? Helping with costumes? Playing music in our live orchestra to underscore the play? Cast your net into the deep and call 242-3107 to find out more.

Brand New Stage

In 2011 a new permanent set was built complete with a cement stage and prefabricated flats. A crew of volunteers spent many hours constructing painting, and assembling the new set. Backstage improvements were incorperated providing additional enclosed storage and preperation.

Live Orchestra

Last year, a group of musicians led by Jason Dyck of Winkler, volunteered their time and talents to provide the musical accompaniment composed by michael janzen specfiically for Oak Valley. The live music brings an added dimension to the performance. Oak Valley is currently looking for volunteers for this years Orchestra. Please phone 242-3107 if you are interested.

Whats New

Last year, director Belita Sanders wrote additional scenes for the beginning of the Passion Play. They incorporate the biblical stories of Jesus' birth and childhood, his baptism in the Jordan River, a number of his miracles and the Sermon on the Mount. This updated script will be performed in 2012.