EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — The leaky roofs are fixed and the Holy Land tours are on again but the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs is still $2.5 million in debt.
The play resumed performances in May after narrowly dodging foreclosure late last year, thanks to fundraising by Ada, Okla.-based Christian broadcaster The Gospel Station Network.
Passion Play director Dick Kelsey told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://is.gd/ta5Xqs ) on Monday that fundraising is continuing.
Backers said in January that they wanted to raise $6 million this year to ensure the play continues operating.
Kelsey says the operation had to fix 30 leaky roofs and make other repairs. The Holy Land Tour had been closed for four years before reopening. The organization also paid $37,000 in back taxes.
Kelsey says performances are averaging 500 people.