Montevallo church holding Living Last Supper

Published 12:11 pm Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Montevallo church will present a living interpretation of a famous painting March 27-28 to celebrate the anniversary of Christ’s death and resurrection.

The Montevallo First Baptist Church at 660 Main St. will present the “Living Last Supper” at 6:30 p.m. each night at the church to kick off Holy Week.

The drama, which was composed by Birmingham’s Ruth Elaine Schram, will be composed of six musical pieces and 12 brief testimonies from each of Jesus’ disciples, said church member Terry Davis, who worked to organize the play.

“It’s a really nice program,” Davis said. “Each of the 12 disciples will stand and give testimonies about their lives with Christ.

“The play goes along with Holy Week, when the supper supposedly happened on Thursday night,” Davis added. “It’s a fascinating and thought-provoking program.”

After the play, which features several University of Montevallo students, the church will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. During one of the musical breaks, the cast members will freeze in place to simulate Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous Last Supper painting.

Church members John Ellison and Charles Scarborough designed the play’s backdrop to simulate the painting, Davis said.

“Each of the disciples will end their monologue with ‘Jesus, is it I?’ after Jesus tells them that one of them will deny him,” Davis said. “The message actually transfers into present day because it makes us think of the ways we all deny Christ every day.

“It’s a quiet program, but it is really moving and significant to our lives today,” he added.

For more information about the program, visit, or call 665-2566.