A journey 29 years in the making ... The Final Hours 2019The Final Hours, our first school production for 2019 returns this April and once again we will see the campus grounds of Damascus College transformed back to the middle- east of 2000 years ago to tell the tale of the last few hours of the man we call Jesus.
For more than a quarter of a century and through fifteen individual seasons ‘The Final Hours’ has been presented at the same time of year, with the same words, same subject matter and the same music and has proudly continued to be one of College’s longest running traditions.
The production is the proclamation of our identity as a Catholic school by the dramatic retelling of one of the Gospel’s central stories and at the same time actively serving our College motto to ‘Live by the light of Christ’
From its simple beginnings in 1990 when a group of senior drama students at the then St. Martins in the Pines stepped up onto a small wooden platform this Passion play has grown into a complex and technically challenging theatrical event.
The performance will again utilize both interior and exterior locations around the College grounds and involve over forty students in both acting and technical roles. The play showcases not only the talents and skills of these students but the wonderful natural beauty and architecture of the Mount Clear site.
A cast and crew of over 40 students from years 8-12 are now well into rehearsals for this unique Holy Week event. Tickets open to the public on Monday 25th March 2019 and always sell out fast due the limited seating available for each performance. The performances commence on the 16th of April and concludes on Good Friday.
Tickets open to the public on Monday 25th March 2019, for all sessions:
- Tuesday 16 April, 8pm
- Wednesday 17 April, 8pm
- Thursday 18 April, 10pm
- Friday 19 April, 8pm
* Gold coin donation at door and proceeds to Project Compassion.
Check out the below promotional video for The Final Hours: