Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting their 2nd annual “The Living Supper” Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
The event is a drama based on the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci, which is brought to life on stage.
The cast consist of 13 men, 12 disciples and Jesus. The table will mimic the painting and during the drama actors will be given the spotlight to recount their experience with Jesus.
Each disciple will end their monologue with the same question, “Is it I Lord is it I?”
Mark Kelly, Emmanuel worship pastor/ associate pastor, is excited about the drama.
“We’re so excited to be able to present the living last supper again this year,” Kelly said.“Last year, we did only one performance on Easter morning. This year we decided to do two performances, one on Saturday night for the community and then one on Sunday morning. So that those that attend other churches can see the production on Saturday night and attend their church on Sunday morning.”
Tommy Burford, who takes the stage as Jesus, said the performance is relatable to everyone.
“It’s a really good opportunity to experience what that night would've been like and most people have a relatable experience to at least one of the 12 stories,” Burford said. “Playing Jesus is a particularly humbling role because you know at that point he knew what was about to happen even before the other 12 did. I’m excited about having the two performances because that gives more people an opportunity to see the drama live.”
Kelly said the performance offers “great music, surprises and wonderful acting by some of Greenville’s finest.”
Child care is available for infants through children 5 years-old.
For more information visit ebcgreenville.com/events/the-living-last-supper.