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Pilgrimage Play

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Pilgrimage Play Theater

The Pilgrimage Play Theater was built in 1920 as the site of The Pilgrimage Play. The author, Christine Wetherill Stevenson, believed the rugged beauty of the Cahuenga Pass would provide a dramatic outdoor setting for the play. Together with Mrs. Chauncey D. Clark, she purchased this land along with that on which the Hollywood Bowl now sits. A wooden, outdoor amphitheatre was built on this site and the play was performed by noted actors every summer from 1920 to 1929, until the original structure was destroyed by a brush fire in October 1929.

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Pilgrimage Play photos

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Pilgrimage Play

The largest collection of Pilgrimage Play photos is on the hollywoodphotographs.com website. When Mrs. Christine Witherill Stevenson withdrew from the Hollywood Bowl in 1920, she was intent on promoting her religious place. She purchased a 29 acre Canyon across the Cahuenga Pass from the Hollywood Bowl. After building a crude structure, which was later to develop into the beautiful Pilgrimage Play Theater, Mrs. Stevenson journeyed to the holy land to obtain authentic fabrics, utensils, and props. She wrote the entire play from her translation of the four Gospels according to the King James...

Pilgrimage Play in Hollywood

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Pilgrimage Play

Mrs. Christine Witherill Stevenson started the Pilgrimage Play after she withdrew from the Hollywood Bowl, in 1920.  She was intent on promoting her religious plays.  She purchased a 29-acre canyon across the Cahuenga Pass from the Hollywood Bowl.  After building a crude structure, which was later to develop into the Pilgrimage Play Theater. The first performance of the play was held on June 27, 1920, with Henry Herbert starring as Jesus of Nazareth....