Great Passion Play holds Heroes’ Night


The Great Passion Play is getting ready to wrap up its 50th season in Eureka Springs. And they’re using that milestone celebration to recognize those in the military and emergency responders.

The Great Passion Play wants to get as many of these heroes to the show this weekend. So they’re offering them a deal they can’t refuse.

“Which basically we’re welcoming anybody who’s been in the military: active and veteran, police, firefighter, EMT, first responder, security guard, anybody who protects and serves – you get in free. And your family can get half price tickets to the Passion Play. All you have to do is have some type of identification,” says Kent Butler, Passion Play.

Heroes’ Night marks the final two nights of the 2018 season.

“A phenomenal show – this year we’ve added 129 more special effects, stuff that I have never seen in a theater period. Maybe in a pyrotechnical musical but it’s not all sound and lights the most important deal is the story we tell of He who protected and served us best,” says Kent Butler.

The production will end for the year after Saturday night, but that just leads to the off season. That includes getting ready for a holiday light display that runs from Thanksgiving through new year’s day.

“We have things to do year ’round here. We don’t close down; just because we don’t have the Passion Play does mean we don’t have other stuff going,” says Butler.

The site will even host a mountain bike championship on its trail system the first weekend of November. For folks who want to catch one of the final performances of Passion Play for 2018, they’re tomorrow and Saturday night – the 26th and 27th.

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