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Il-Mixja Passion Play for Charity

Some of Malta top actors re-enact the Passion of Christ in aid of Mount Carmel clients.
Some of Malta most established actors will be getting together to form a formidable cast in aid of the projects undertaken by Mount Carmel Hospital on behalf of its clients.

Vermiglio Theatre Productions will be taking the Passion of Christ to the fields surrounding the hospital making it an interactive and unique experience for all those who decide to attend. The fields surrounding the hospital will be replacing the streets of Jerusalem on that historical night and the audience will become part of the drama.
The audience will be guided through the main stages of the passion of Jesus, leading to the crucifixion. A number of natural spots will serve as backdrops to the scenes and monologues which bring the events to the audience in a realistic and personal manner. The play presents the passion of Jesus Christ in such a way as to make the audience feel and experience the happenings on that day in Jerusalem. The way we are presenting the play is intended to make those who attend feel as if they were part of the crowd witnessing the last two days in the life of Jesus prior to his resurrection. It is for this reason that we have not made any use of amplification throughout the walk, commented director Alan Fenech who is also playing Jesus.

The cast includes a number of established actors whose faces are familiar to those who love following local theatre and television productions. In the main roles one can find actors of the likes of Zep Camilleri as the narrator, Triccas as Jacob, Anthony Ellul as Pontius Pilate, Michelle Zerafa as Mary Magdalene, Moira Muscat as the Blessed Virgin, Renato Dimech as James, Mario Micallef  as Simon Peter, Andy Catania as Judas Iscariot, Marco Grech as Natahniel, Neville Refalo as John, Ivan Debattista and Matthew Balzan as Simon of Cirene, Sarah Camilleri, Roberta Briffa, Gabriella Borg, Simone Debattista, Diane Psaila and Jane Zammit as pilgrims, Tony Fenech as Caiaphas and Silvio Axisa as Annas. Rayfonz Borg is co-producing whilst Paul Aquilina and Mario Cachia are stage manager and logistics manager respectively.

Having such a cast of actors is a guarantee of a very high quality production. The audience will have the chance to see the artists they admire perform very close to them and this adds to the atmosphere which is already very unique due to the costumes and the setting, continued Alan.

The play will be held on Wednesday 27 March at 7.30pm and on Thursday 28 March 2013 at 7pm.

Entrance is by donation with all proceeds going towards the projects undertaken by Mount Carmel Hospital in aid of its clients. For more information or to reserve your place in the audience call on 23304223 or send an email on

Those who attend may also visit two exhibitions which will be organized on the premises.  The exhibition entitled Stigmata will feature sacred art artefacts and  will be held in the Mount Carmel Hospital Sport and Culture Club Premises. The exhibition will be open all day on the same days as the pageant as well as on Friday 29 March 2013 at noon. The second exhibition will feature hand-made items produced by the clients during occupational therapy sessions held within a mental health setting.