Christ's crucifixion and resurrection is so central to Christianity that some churches celebrate it by putting on what is known as a Passion play. Locally, various denominations have been putting on the free Lake County Passion Play for almost four decades. This year's outdoor event, which features 150 actors and a 1,000-ft. stage, will be held May 18 and 19 at 4 p.m. at 7010 Westlake Road in Upper Lake. Bring a chair; no food, beverages, or pets are allowed. Water and handicap facilities will be available. See lakecountypassionplay.org for further details.