USA, IL, Chicago, March 28 - April 2, 2010. Salvador Zavala, a 33-year old Mexican carpenter, was chosen from among seven Catholic parishes to play Jesus in the annual “Via Crucis,” a faithful re-enactment of Christ’s last hours. Led by Jorge Nieto, who himself played Jesus in 1987, and his wife Carmen, the Way of the Cross Committee takes great pains to rehearse every step carefully, counting on the devotion and patience of its Chicago members to ensure the event’s success. Beginning at the Providence of God Parish with Pilate's condemnation of Christ, the three-hour Good Friday procession follows the "Stations of the Cross" along Pilsen’s 18th St, culminating in Christ's crucifixion and entombment, marked with a service at St. Adalbert's. Photographs by Jay Dunn.