Sunday, April 27, 2014

More Disciples from 2014 LLS

Danny Varn, John Arnold, Mark Wade

Part of the joy of participating in a theatrical endeavor is to look back over the pictures of the event and remember the moments.
Jim Coward

We were blessed to have several excellent photographers chronicling our Living Last Supper this year.
Randy Nolff, Jim Jarvis, Arthur Suggs, Olin Jenkins

Colleen Arnold, wife of John Arnold, who played Philip, took some particularly poignant shots from different angles featuring not only our cast, but our talented musician, Rachel Watson, who wowed us with her skills on guitar and cello.
Rachel Watson

Thank you Pastor Tony Metze for bringing us this wonderful drama and setting us on this journey. Thanks to all participants and viewers.
Pastor Tony Metze (All photos by Colleen Arnold)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Disciples in 2014 Living Last Supper

Photo by Colleen Arnold
This year’s production of The Living Last Supper featured as the disciples: John Arnold (Philip), Jim Coward (Simon), Reggie Hall (Thaddeus), Jim Jarvis (James the Lesser), Olin Jenkins (Peter), Neil Lown (John), Jim Nantz (Thomas), Randy Nolff (Nathaniel), Arthur Suggs (Andrew), Scott Stepp (Judas), Danny Varn (James the Elder), Mark Wade (Matthew).
Mark Wade, Reggie Hall, Jim Coward (Photo by Colleen Arnold)

Jim Jarvis (Photo by Colleen Arnold)

Jim Nantz (Photo by Colleen Arnold)

Eight appeared in all four presentations (2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014), one has been in three, and three are new this year. All conveyed through their characterizations the conflicting emotions of confusion, anger, bewilderment, and fearfulness from the evening of that last meal together in the Upper Room.

Randy Nolff (Photo by Colleen Arnold)

Neil Lown, Danny Varn, Olin Jenkins (Photo by Colleen Arnold)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In Remembrance

Matthew 26:25-29 (King James)

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Practice, Practice, Practice

I’m so grateful for the diligent work of the cast of The Living Last Supper. We began rehearsals in January. Twice weekly, we gathered to practice bringing DaVinci's painting of Jesus with his disciples to life. Many of the actors have performed the same roles three or four times. Over the years, they have studied and learned all they could about their parts.

Our costumer, Edith Varn, has created beautiful outfits to match the artist’s rendition and enhance the portrayals. Describing the events in Jerusalem are female followers Joanna (Brenda Byrd), Susanna (Valerie Ward), and Mary Magdalene (Nancy Jane Stock).