His Last Days
Our church and community will present it's annual passion play, His Last Days, on April 18th, 19th, and 20th at 8pm.
This year's presentation will be the 34th consecutive performance of the one-hour outdoor drama written by the Rev. Charles Wiggers. Performed on the church ground, portrayers in authentic Biblical costumes depict the events of the last days leading to Christ's crucifixion and ascension. The play is presented each year on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday prior to Easter.
No admission is charged, and a free nursery is provided. No reservations are necessary. Parking for vehicles, including vans and buses, is located near the church grounds where the drama will take place. Guests are welcome to bring their own chair or small blanket for the ground if desired.
Words from the people
"I try to attend the Passion Play each year because it helps me to understand anew what Jesus sacrificed in order that I might live. My children grew up watching this powerful presentation because I thought it was important for them to 'see' and 'feel' His last days. The Passion Play is a mission for First United Methodist Church Kosciusko, and through it they touch the lives of countless individuals. The cast and crew bring this powerful message of sacrifice and redemption to all who will come. I urge you to come; bring your children and your grandchildren; bring your friends; bring members of your church family. The message is too important to miss." - Paula Kerr
"The Passion Play is the most unifying ministry that Kosciusko First United Methodist has ever undertaken." - Alice Dykes Jordan
"Working on the inside of the Passion Play with make-up and props has given me a deep understanding of the human side of the production." - Rebecca Doty
"An estimate of the number of people who have witnessed the Passion Play over the 28 year period is figured as follows: 28 x 3 - 5 x 375 = 29,625 witnesses." - Joe Doty
"It is amazing and very moving drama. Seeing what Jesus went through before He died deeply touched me. The actors were impressive in their roles." - Pearl Bridges, Wesley UMC
"The first time I saw the Passion Play I felt as if I had been transported back in time & stood in the crowd watching the actual events take place. It shook me to my core. Later when I assumed the role of Mary Magdalene I found it difficult to handle the depth of emotion I felt." - Peggy Keady
Click the play button below to preview a live track from His Last Days
Location of the Passion Play
100 E Washington St. Kosciusko, MS 39090
Parking for Passion Play
221 East Washington St. Kosciusko, MS
behind Renasant Bank (formerly M&F Bank)