April 10, 2014
By The Village Seven Sanctuary Choir, Village Singers and Orchestra, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Circle South, free, child care provided for up to age 3, 574-6700, v7pc.org/supper.
Join the disciples at the table for a re-enactment of Leonardo da Vinci's classic "The Last Supper."
Village Seven Presbyterian Church presents "A Meditation on the Last Supper in Music and Drama, Reflecting Leonardo da Vinci's Timeless Masterpiece" on Saturday and Sunday at the church.
The program includes 13 actors who portray the people in the painting, 120 choir members and 45 orchestra members. During the 90-minute performance, each disciple gives a monologue and interacts with the others, then the action freezes while the choir and orchestra perform.
"We're doing it intentionally on Palm Sunday weekend. It's the kickoff of Holy Week," says Richard Hunt, church director of worship, music and the arts. "It's all sort of leading toward the crucifixion."
It's the third program of its kind at the church - one the church undertakes every three years. Many of the actors and orchestra members were selected from the community.
The script, written by area resident Daniel Robbins, is based on what is known about the disciples from scripture, Hunt says.
"It's a very meaningful and moving reflection on what it must have been like to be one of Christ's disciples just before the crucifixion," Hunt says, "and what was going on in their minds and how that affects us today."
Jennifer Mulson, THE GAZETTE, 636-0270, email@example.com
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