Riding Lights return to Exeter with Passion Play Inheritance

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Friday, March 6, 2015 - 5:08pm

Following a highly successful tour in 2014, Riding Lights Theatre Company returns with its Passion Play, Inheritance, weaving the strands of the biblical Passion into a dramatic narrative, exploring in particular some of Jesus’ encounters with women in the gospels.

Inheritance evokes the community where Jesus lived, the people who knew him best, the powers that brought him to execution. And in the shadow of the cross it casts light on some of the women who Jesus stands alongside, sharing in their suffering.

See Inheritance performed in Exeter on Saturday 21st March, 7.30pm, St Mark's Church, Pinhoe Road. Free admission on the door.

On a dusty road leading to Jerusalem, a woman stumbles towards her judgement.  Just weeks later, Jesus will take the same road, leading to the cross...

In Capernaum, the town they both call home, they are rejected. In the temple where they worship they are condemned. The synagogue leader plots to destroy them both.

Inheritance is more than a play to be performed for an audience; it is also a communal experience of theatre and worship. The performance is structured to ensure that the audience has the time and opportunity to reflect on Christ’s Passion and, finally, to make their own response at the foot of the Cross.

Inheritance is touring to churches, cathedrals and community centres across the UK until 4 April.

Visit www.ridinglights.org/inheritance

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