Hagood Avenue Baptist Church
Barnwell County Passion Play
1144 Hagood Avenue, Barnwell, SC 29812
|Hagood Avenue Baptist Church
1144 Hagood Avenue ~ Barnwell, SC ~ 29812
Office: 803-259-3261 Fax: 803-259-3261
The BARNWELL PASSION PLAY began in 1995 as another major
production of Barnwell, SC. This annual play has seen people from 8
His first miracle, His death, burial, resurrection, and even His Ascention
into heaven. James Cliver portrayed Jesus in the 1998 presentation
(pictured right). When the music, drama, and technical teams combine
forces for this event it numbers well over 100 people. The 1998 cast
members (pictured below) enthusiastically put much energy into this
multi county event. Much detail is put into the special effects. Full
costuming, Live flaming torches, over 10,000 watts of light power,
Smoke effects, an actual simulated Ascention, powerful songs, and
music interludes are just to name a few. Unlike theaters, The setting
here puts the audience right into the drama, because of the close view
and the drama spilling into the isles of the audience.
|Barnwell County Passion
March 23 - 25
|Cast from one of our 15 year running dramas
|What do these 16 men have in common?
Rick Bozard, Jr.
No, they are not ones who portrayed
disciples..., They have all played the role of a
Roman guard in the Passion Play through the
|DID YOU KNOW....
Adam Grubbs, Justin Croft, Bobby Smith, Taylor Baxter,
Josh Brown, Martin Croft, Phillip Moore, Nathan Catoe,
David Kinard, Morris Bozard, Christopher Bozard,
Banks Brabham and Matthew Croft ... (all 13 men) ...
Have all been crucified with Christ as "thieves"
through the years
The Barnwell Passion Play at Hagood is one of only 4
venues that actually have an ascension during live
performance. Others simulate an ascension but this one is
unique. In 1997 one commentator asked, "How did you put
the image of Jesus on the wall and make it look like he
was ascending?" If not for vision and planning the
ascension would just be an image. Thanks to men and
women with vision and determination!
|Jesus's first miracle in Cana
|Jesus before Pilate, 2006