By The Hays Daily News

A presentation by a group of Dodge City-area residents last year in Hays was so successful the group is coming back for two performances this month.

"The Living Last Supper" will be performed at 7:15 p.m. March 24 and at 2:30 p.m. March 25 at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Fort Hays State University campus.

"Last year, they felt they were very well received here in Ellis County, so they added another performance," said the Rev. Jerre Nolte, pastor at First United Methodist Church, Hays.

More than 800 people attended last year's performance.

"The Living Last Supper" is performed by a group of working men and women who have been called to the stage by a higher power. Hours of preparation and prayer go into each performance.

The cast and staff represent churches from Bucklin, Ford, Kingsdown, Minneola and Dodge City.

The show is directed by Naomi Jantz, Minneola.

The group has staged "The Living Last Supper" for a decade and is being promoted locally by the Ellis County Ministerial Alliance.

Along with the performance, Atlanta-based Daybreak Quartet will provide music prior to and during the performance.

Tickets are available for both performances at Cerv's, 2722 Hall and 2701 Vine; the Eagle Communications desk at Dillons, 1902 Vine; The Furniture Look, 1000 Main; and at ECMA member churches. Tickets are free.

Donations will be collected for ECMA's Second Mile Fund.