USC School of Dramatic Arts Presents: PASSION PLAY

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:30pm

Scene Dock Theatre (SCD)
1030 West 37th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Three different acting troupes rehearse the annual Passion Play at three key moments in history: 1575 Northern England, just before Queen Elizabeth outlaws the ritual; 1934 Oberammergau, Bavaria, as Adolf Hitler is rising to power; and Spearfish, South Dakota, from the time of the Vietnam War through Ronald Reagan’s presidency. In each period, the players grapple with the transformative nature of art, and politics are never far in the background. Hailed by The New Yorker’s John Lahr as “extraordinary,” “bold,” and “inventive,” and called “a new American classic” by Time Magazine, this intimate epic occurs at the timely intersection of politics and religion.

Discounted parking is available for $10. Please inform the gate officer you are attending a School of Dramatic Arts performance.

Event Type

Arts, Dance/Theater


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus





Tickets purchased in person at the USC Ticket Office: students, $8; faculty and staff, $8; seniors, $10; general public, $15. Tickets purchased by phone of online are subject to an additional $2 per ticket fee and a $1 order fee over the entire order.

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