It is clear that in a show presenting the life, death and resurrection of Christ, religious connotations are present.
In La Passió d’Olesa, that is a passion play –a dramatic presentation depicting the passion of Jesus Christ: his trial, suffering and death–, all of these are present; in fact, they are the origin. La Passió d’Olesa, however, has modernized the presentation moving away from a classical depicting of religious tradition and closer to a theater play.
This is why everyone is surprised when they visit La Passió d’Olesa for the first time; the feeling that they are not attending merely a yearly tradition but hace come to witness a first-class theatrical performance.
The actors, all amateurs from town of Olesa, are selected based on their performance. Living in Olesa is not the essential requirement to perform as actor in La Passió; in order to be a protagonist, the artistic quality is more important. This means that over the years La Passió has acted as a true artistic talent pool. Actors performing here are professionals in the sector.
The modernity of the text, the actors' performance, the effects and the work of a technical team are on the level of the best professional shows. The people’s effort has made the show become famous over the period of several decades and the results make people proud. They wish to show it to all those who have not yet attended. You'll be surprised.
Santi Baró (writer)