Passover Experience in Weatherford a reminder of reason for Easter season

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by JANET ST. JAMES

WFAA

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 6:30 PM

WEATHERFORD -- Rural Weatherford is as close to Jerusalem as North Texans can get this Easter; Jerusalem 2000 years ago, that is.

"We love to bring people back in time to actually experience what the Passover was," said producer Tammy Lane. "From the exodus, to all the way up to the last supper."

Fort Worth-based Tammy Lane Productions has created a "Passover Experience" on a North Texas film set village called Capernaum. It's located on FM 920 in Weatherford.

There is a real stone village, live animals, and over a hundred actors playing out key scenes from Jesus' life - especially those from his final days, including the last supper.

The Plumlee family came hoping to teach 6-year-old Emily that Easter isn't just about candy.

"To basically show Emily what Easter's all about," Betty Plumlee said. "Not the Easter bunny."

There is even a path of plagues where visitors get to experience five of the 10 plagues of Egypt.

"It was great," visitor Becky Evans said. "It was really interesting to see some of the characters. And it was real."

The Passover Experience is open April 11-13 and 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details, click here.

E-mail jstjames@wfaa.com

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