Preparations in Adeje for the annual Easter week events under way, both for those who are travelling to the borough for a welcome beach break and those who are interested in observing and taking part in the many religious events and processions, among them the Good Friday performance of the last days of Jesus Christ.
Known as ‘La Pasión’, or The Passion, the performance takes place along the town’s Calle Grande and the Plaza de España for the finale. Stages are erected along the street for a series of acts depicting the Last Supper, the court of Pontius Pilate, the Garden of Gethsemane, etc. The actors, principal and crowd extras are amateur performances from Adeje and this week registration is open for those members of the public who would like to be involved in the crowd scenes.
While some understanding of Spanish is necessary to understand the follow the directions, these are crowd scenes, and no actual speaking roles are involved. Costumes are provided, and children and adults are welcome. This is one of the most important cultural happenings in Adeje every year, so why not be a part of it!
Full details about registration and participation are on the council’s main webpage, www.adeje.es, where you can also download the entry form which should be filled in and dropped off at the Adeje Cultural Centre (weekdays, 8am – 10pm). Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
“Every year ‘La Pasión’ is something of a meeting point for the people of Adeje as well as people from elsewhere who come together to be part of this significant act, representing the life and death of one of the most important people in world history, Jesus Christ”; commented cultural councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera.
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