In the Beginning of 2019 we will start of sales of tickets without packages. On Ash Wednesday 2019, the “Hair decree” begins. All male performers let their hair grown between this date and 2020. Beards are also grown in accordance with a long traditions the “Beard and Hair Edict.” In April, all of the main actors will be chosen and announced (Mary, Joseph, Jesus, Judas, Peter and Pontius Pilate.) By May 2019, another 120 smaller speaking rolls are chosen. Interesting fact – whether you are in the choir, an actor or an usher, you either have to have been born in Oberammergau or have lived in the town for more than 20 years. A total of 2,000 Oberammergau villagers take part in Passion Play 2020. Fall 2019, rehearsals begin for the 42nd Passion Play.