passion play

or Passion Play

noun
  1. a dramatic representation of the passion of Christ, as that given every ten years at the Bavarian village of Oberammergau.

Origin of passion play

First recorded in 1865–70
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Passion play

noun
  1. a play depicting the Passion of Christ
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