Tuesday, 10 June, 2003
Passion Play / Christ of the Ozarks
The Great Passion Play is a nightly drama show here that relates the story of Christ's last days. It's the oldest show in Eureka Springs, dating back some 30 or more years. I haven't had a chance to see the show, but from all reports it's quite good.
The Passion Play grounds also contains the New Holy Land—a re-creation of the Middle East from 2,000 years ago. I wandered around a bit to get the gist of it. It's colorful, but I wonder a bit at the historical accuracy.
Finally, there's the Christ of the Ozarks statue. This statue, erected in 1966, is visible from many places in Eureka Springs. It, too, sits on the Passion Play grounds, on a ridge overlooking the "old town" part of Eureka Springs. The grounds around the statue are nicely manicured and well kept. It's a fine place to sit and meditate, although they could turn down the music a bit. It's soothing enough, but just a bit too loud.