Special to The Hays Daily News

This Easter season, experience the last day of Jesus Christ's life on Earth through "The Living Last Supper," a drama with music, written by Ruth Vaughn and directed by Naomi Jantz.

The drama will be presented at 6:30 p.m. March 16 and at 3 p.m. March 17 at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center at Fort Hays State University.

The music will be provided by Nathen Prisk, Christian soloist formerly of the Daybreak Quartet, and Gregory Howlett, Christian concert pianist.

The production is brought to Hays by the Bucklin Area Ministerial Alliance, in conjunction with the Ellis County Ministerial Alliance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. March 16 and at 2 p.m. March 17. A short concert by Howlett will open the performance.

The production is sponsored by local businesses and individuals. Free tickets are available starting March 1 at any of Cerv's location, The Furniture Look, Eagle Communications in Dillons on Vine or from any ECMA-participating churches. There is no reserved seating.

The cast and supporting members of "The Living Last Supper" represent churches from Bucklin, Kingsdown, Minneola, Cimarron and Dodge City.

In the drama, set to music, the audience will witness Jesus and the disciples in the upper room, the washing of the feet, the Last Supper, the revealing of the traitor Judas, Jesus in the garden speaking to the father, and his appearing to doubting Thomas after the resurrection. The drama concludes with the disciples and Christ freezing in the position of Leonardo da Vinci's painting of "The Last Supper."