Leonardo da Vinci's 'Last Supper' Comes Alive

Mar 28, 2013

One of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings comes to life the next couple of days in a Versailles church.  It’s a play called ‘The Living Lord’s Supper.’  Director Linda Roscoe says actors depicting Jesus and his disciples take a turn in front of the table.  “They drop pose and they step out of the painting.  So, many of them get up from the table, come around to the front of the table and then they tell how they came to know Christ and their relationship with him and some of the other disciples sitting at the table,” said Roscoe.

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Roscoe says an 18 year old girl will tell how it changed her life some eight years ago.

“How it made it feel like it was her story, her own personal story.  So, she said she sat in the audience as a small child and actually ask herself, ‘Is it I?” said Roscoe.

Roscoe says the play was written in 1954 by Ernest K Emurian.  She says the church first began performing ‘The Living Lord’s Supper’ in 1996.  The free performances are scheduled Thursday and Friday night at seven o’ clock at Versailles Methodist Church.