Ever wonder what it might be like for Leonardo da Vinci's classic image of The Last Supper to come to life, just in time for Easter? Wonder no more, as the St. Paul's Players present The Living Last Supper at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, corner of Bull and Blanding Streets, starting this Tuesday, April 3rd, and running through Thurs. April 5th. Shows begin at 7 PM, admission is free, and seating is on a first-come basis.
Director Paula Benson and Producer John Henry (if you've gone to Workshop Theatre in the last 20 years, he's probably given you your tickets) helped revive the St. Paul's Players some six years ago after a 30-year hiatus, and have mounted a number of shows ranging from The Littlest Angel to Oliver! The Players are a ministry of the church, offering family-oriented productions for people to enjoy as participants and/or as audience members. You don't have to be a church member to get involved, and volunteer opportunities include set building, costuming, makeup, hair, and of course acting.
The play runs approximately an hour and a half, and concludes with the chance to take communion. Veteran local actor Scott Stepp plays Judas Iscariot, and St. Paul's Pastor Tony Metze plays Jesus. You've seen Stepp in any number of shows, including Elephants' Graveyard (he played the town Sheriff) at Trustus a few years back, plus Annie Get Your Gun (as Frank Butler) and The Odd Couple (as Oscar) both at Town Theatre. Included in the performance is an original song, "World Without End," written by Paula Benson and Frank Fusco, performed by soloist Nancy Jane Stock, and accompanied by Frank Fusco on guitar and Rachael Hebert on cello.
St. Paul's is located at 1715 Bull St., corner of Bull and Blanding. Call 803-779-0030 for more information.
-- A. Krickel