The Last Supper at Kent

August 01, 2005 | Sally Herigstad

The Last Supper, presented by the Kent Church on March 26, portrayed the last days of Jesus from the Passover meal to the resurrection. Jesus (Brad Jacobson), greeted the congregation, saying, "Before they met me, the 12 disciples were common men of their day. But one day, they saw God the Father through me. They took that first step, and chose to follow me."

When the disciples took their places at the Passover table, they recreated the scene in Leonardo da Vinci's famous Last Supper painting. Leonardo himself (Craig Anderson) introduced the scene and explained the holiness of Christ that he was trying to convey, and how all lines in the painting lead toward Christ in the center.

One by one, the disciples gave their eyewitness accounts of Christ's life and how it changed their lives.

After the arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection, Jesus was reunited with the disciples before He ascended to heaven. The disciples more than anyone else knew whether Jesus' death and resurrection were the truth or a lie, and history shows that they were willing to die for Him. Would any man knowingly die for a lie? We were challenged to consider their testimony and decide for ourselves.

The Last Supper, directed by Beverly Campbell and Gary Herigstad, could not have been produced without the dedicated help of many church members. Videotapes of the play are available from the Kent Church office.