Adeje’s ‘La Pasión’ brought over 5,000 people to the Calle Grande, and thousands more spectators watching online and on television

This year the Good Friday street theatre saw new cast and stages and a welcome return to the main street of the town

7 april 2023

The 26th edition of the Good Friday street performance of the last days of the life of Jesus Christ brought over 5,000 spectators to the Calle Grande in Adeje today with an estimated 200,000 viewers online and on television.

This year over 300 actors took part in the performance, mostly amateur, and the annual performance also counts upon a huge technical, costume and make up team too. This has become one of the most important annual cultural events in Adeje, with such a high level of participation, and has become a sign of the borough’s identity during Easter Week. Today’s event was broadcast nationally by 13 Televisión and regionally by TV Canaria and Mírame Television, Canal 4 and Canal 10 at an insular level, and on the borough’s social networks.

This is a work that is brought together by personnel from many different council departments, under the supervision of the mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga. This year’s director was Abraham Gómez, co-ordination and production was by Alberto Álvarez, artistic direction was under the supervision of Freya Jaén. Staff from the council were also involved in scene design and building, make up and costumers, music, cameras, filming and management of social media.

The atwo-hour production began at the bottom of the Calle Grande and followed the last hours of Jesus Christ to the crucifixion in the Plaza de España. This year Jesus was played by professional actor Ignacio de La Lastra, the part of Mary, his mother, by Ana Oneida Borges Medina, and Mary Magdalene was played by Ania González. Judas Iscariot was played by José Antonio Sánchez Fernández, temple leaders by Roberto Melo López and Nicolás Tenías, Peter by Sergio Vargas, Pilate is played by Raúl de Castro, Claudia by Mónica Panizzi.