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Inmates Perform 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Behind Bars in Peru

Inmates performed a production of the play "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Sarita Colonia prison, ahead of Holy Week celebrations in Lima, on Tuesday.

. A cross stands during a production of the play "Jesus Christ Superstar" in the Sarita Colonia prison yard, ahead of Holy Week celebrations in Lima, Peru, on April 15. The play was held to encourage the inmates in their rehabilitation process, according to the prison's press release. Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters

. Makeup is applied to an inmate backstage before taking part in the theater play "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Sarita Colonia prison on Tuesday. Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters

. An inmate performs as Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar." Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters

. Inmates perform the theater play "Jesus Christ Superstar" in the Sarita Colonia prison yard. Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters

. An inmate prepares to enter on stage during the production in the Sarita Colonia prison yard. Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters

. An audience of prison guards and inmates watches other inmates perform the play "Jesus Christ Superstar." Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters

. An inmate performs as Jesus in the play. Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters

. Inmates perform at the Sarita Colonia prison ahead of Holy Week celebrations in Lima. Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters