October 2020 is the start of sales of tickets without packages. On Ash Wednesday 2021, the “Hair decree” begN. All male performers let their hair grown between this date and 2022. Beards are also grown in accordance with a long traditions the “Beard and Hair Edict.” In Ocotber 2018, all of the main actors were chosen and announced (Mary, Joseph, Jesus, Judas, Peter and Pontius Pilate.) Later that year 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 2022. January 2022, rehearsals begin for the 42nd Passion Play.