History of the Franciscan Mystery Plays


Chronology of Mystery Play Groups in the United States

1988-89 Denville, Morris County, New Jersey Group formed The Way of the Cross
1990-91 New Hamphire Group formed The Way of the Cross
1992-93 Buffalo, New York Group formed The Way of the Cross
1993-94 Buffalo, New York Group begins new Play The Birth of Jesus: A Franciscan Christmas
1994-95 Syracuse, New York Group re-formed The Way of the Cross
1995-96 Glassboro, New Jersey Group formed The Way of the Cross
1995-97 Clayton, New York Group formed The Way of the Cross
1997-98 Blackwood, New Jersey Group formed Jesus the Healer
1997-99 Clayton, New York Group changes Play Jesus the Healer
2000-01 New Hampshire changes Play Jesus the Healer
2001-02 Aurora, Colorado Group formed The Way of the Cross
2001 Syracuse, New York Group retired (original Group 1976) The Way of the Cross
2004-05 Richmond, California Group formed The Way of the Cross
2004-05 Cape Coral Group formed The Way of the Cross
2005-06 New Hampshire Group moved to St. Maries, Manchester The Sorrowful Mysteries
2006-07 Fort Myers, Florida Group formed Jesus the Healer
2009 Clayton, New York Group presents two Plays The Birth of Jesus: A Franciscan Christmas
The Sorrowful Mysteries
2010 Colorado Group formed Jesus the Healer