EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas play that has been dubbed as the nation’s most-attended outdoor drama opened its season with strict social-distancing guidelines in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Friday night’s opening of the Great Passion Play, which depicts the last days in the life of Jesus Christ, was postponed for six weeks as Gov. Asa Hutchinson had shut down large venues.
According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Arkansas Department of Health approved the opening of the play. Actors and backstage crew will need to wear masks and all employees will have their temperatures taken daily. Audience members are “strongly encouraged,” but not required, to wear face masks.
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