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March 20, 2013

THE PASSOVER EXPERIENCE

Production troupe, replica village offers a trip back in time to experience the days of Passover, Jesus’ resurrection

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This will lead you to the live portrayal of Jesus attending his Last Supper with his disciples in a recreation of The Upper Room. At that point, the experience will end inside a theater to view an emotional video portraying Jesus being brutally led and bound to the cross, his death and his resurrection three days later.

Lane said to go through the entire experience will take about two hours. She said watching the movie will require parental guidance for children.

“It is realistic,” she said. “When you show the crucifixion, there are some parts parents may not want little ones to see, but it is short, like a 5-minute deal.”

The video was filmed on site several years ago. Lane said incorporating the movie into the experience was necessary because recreating the crucifixion live would be too difficult; but it had to be part of the experience.

“There are some great actors, and it portrays a true crucifixion scene,” Lane said. “It also explains more about the Passover, as well, something we still celebrate today. We want people to experience it like they are here, back in time.”

There is also a marketplace, where food and concessions from Taco Villa and Texas Burger will be sold and where people can sit and rest if they wish.

Performances are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, and on Good Friday and Saturday, March 29-30. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors ages 60 and over, $11 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under 3. A family pack of four (two adults, two children) is $48. There are 15-percent and 20-percent-off discounts for groups of 10-19 or 20 or more, respectively. Tickets can be purchased online, and there is more information about the

Passover Experience and its location at www.tammylaneproductions.com.

Capernaum First Century Village is located on the Cox Ranch about 11 miles northwest of Weatherford on Peaster Highway (Farm-to-Market Road 920). Go past Peaster approximately 2 miles to East Dry Creek Road and turn right.

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