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The Last Supper will come to live again Thursday thanks to the teamwork of several Antelope County Churches.
The United Methodist Church of Neligh, Oakdale and Clearwater is spearheading the "Living Last Supper," taking place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, at the Neligh American Legion. The public and all denominations are welcome to the free event.
"It's a really touching rendition of what happened with Jesus's disciples during the last supper when he told them he was going away. His disciples told him he was the way and that he was the light. It's a firsthand of what things were like back then," said Pastor Bruce Phillips.
Phillips wrote the script several years ago. While several churches across Northeast Nebraska perform a similar story, the one performed Thursday was a story Phillips said he felt called to write.
"It is a play that I wrote several years ago; I did a lot of research on the disciples. My wife got robes that are close in color to the ones in Da Vinci's painting. At the very end, we pose in the exact position of the disciples in Da Vinci's Last Supper and people can take pictures," he said.
Phillips said while the story will be the same as previous years, the cast changes each year and consists of members from Neligh, Oakdale, Clearwater and Elgin Methodist Churches, along with members of the Congregational Church.