COMANCHE CO. (KFDX/KJTL) — The Holy City in the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge is presenting its annual Easter pageant Saturday, April 3, at 8 p.m. Visitors will be able to see The Prince of Peace, the longest-running pageant of its kind in the U.S.
Created in 1926, The Passion play dramatizes the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Over 100 cast members take part in the play. The story is portrayed in pantomime while readers broadcast the script on FM radio to crowds of visitors.
The Holy City sits on 66 acres that resemble Israel during biblical times. Usually, the amphitheater draws crowds from 500 to 1,000 people.
The Holy City passion play is funded entirely by what they sell in their gift shop and donations.
Attendance to the play is free. However, donations are appreciated. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.