Historic Photos

American Passion Play Backstage Laughs, 1954

February 5th, 2016

Every spring Delmar D. Darrah’s theatrical retelling of “the greatest story ever told” is brought back to life on the local stage. The American Passion Play tells the story of Christ and his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. The former Scottish Rite Consistory Temple (now the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts), has served as the play’s home for all but one season.

Seen here are actors (left to right) Stanley K. Norton, Gus Winker, and Walter Berg at a late March 1954 rehearsal. They’re getting a good laugh over someone’s wig!

Bill Kemp


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