The Last Supper

I don’t claim to be an actor, but that didn’t stop me from getting “volunteered” for a role in the Fincastle United Methodist Church’s presentation of “The Last Supper,” a piece by Ernest K. Emurian that brings to life the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Written in the 1950s, the piece calls for the actors to assume the pose in the painting — for quite a long time actually! Then, over the course the evening, each one delivers a monologue about their thoughts on that fateful night.

Here I am in 2010, when I portrayed Peter (that’s me on the left, in the back, in the tan robe, leaning over to talk to “John” in blue):

"The Last Supper" at Fincastle United Methodist Church in 2010.

“The Last Supper” at Fincastle United Methodist Church, Fincastle, Virginia, in 2010.

And here I am in 2014, when I portrayed Simon the Zealot, on the far right:

"The Last Supper" at Fincastle United Methodist Church, 2014.

“The Last Supper” at Fincastle United Methodist Church, 2014.

Thanks to Marsha Campbell and Cathy Benson for the photos.

If you’re curious, I’ve written a few religious-themed plays. “Jose and Maria: An Old Story for New Times” is a full-length Christmas play, that adapts the Christmas story to modern times. It’s been produced. I also have several five-minute pieces suitable for churches (and which have been produced in churches.) Most of those deal with either Christmas or Easter.

Another photo below:

And here’s a close-up of me in action:

Dwayne Yancey as Simon the Zealot.

Dwayne Yancey as Simon the Zealot.

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