A village situated on the terraces of a gentle slope in a sunny valley, full of colours, tastes, but also strong bonds: this place is Sordevolo with its people. In the soul of these people, since long ago, is hidden a sort of sickness called “Passion of Christ”. An extraordinary event that involves and, in a certain way, “contaminates” the generations that lived or live now here. Everyone, inside the amphitheatre, surrounded by the natural background of mountains and green hills, becomes living protagonist of that occurence that has left a sign on humanity.
During the XIX century, among the great number of events the newspapers spoke about, the local news before and the regional ones later mentioned a sacred play, soon known as “Passione di Sordevolo”.
Costantino Nigra and Delfino Orsi, both well known experts of XIX century, speak of it enthusiastically and Prof. Alessandro D’Ancona, member of the University in Pisa, dedicated a broad paragraph to the in his prestigious work entitled “Origini del Teatro Italiano”.
Sordevolo, a place of sacred plays, finds nowadays its best expression in the Passion of Christ while in the past it was found with them performance of the Last Judgement and in the St-Augustine Drama.