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The Last Supper Enactment

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The Last Supper Enactment

 

Date:  March 4, 2012 (Sunday)

          Two Performances:2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

Location: In The Edmond Town Hall

           45 Main Street, Newtown, CT

Reservations:  Reservations are recommended.  Tickets will be sold at the door on an availability basis.  (203) 426-9024

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Dates:       March 31, 2012 (Saturday) at 7:30 p.m.

                April 1, 2012 (Palm Sunday) at 2:30 p.m.

Location:   At Immanuel Lutheran Church and School,

                18 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT

                Reservations: (203) 775-5566

Contact Person:  Mary Ann Grogan, 203-775-5566

or maryaweyer@aol.com  

Reservations are recommended.  Tickets will be sold at the door on an availability basis.

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This will be the 8th performance by Immanuel Lutheran Players since 1999.  Written by Chaplain Andy Krey,  Executive Director of Lutheran Advocates for Maritime Mission.  The music was written by Joanne Archibald from Danbury and Carl Lindquist from Newtown. 

The show is based on the painting of Leonardo da Vinci.  The painting depicts the moments immediately following Christ’s dramatic announcement to his disciples that “One of you will betray me”

Join us as we bring to life the painting of Leonardo da Vinci through drama and music!

 

Background:

 In 1495, at the end of the 15th Century, Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned to paint a mural on a wall of the monestary Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.  His subject – The Last Supper.  The painting depicts the moments immediately following Christ’s dramatic announcement to his disciples that “One of you will betray me”.  The moment, the emotion, the question, “Who could it be?”

In 1995, Chaplin Andy Krey was stationed at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The base was now a camp for thousands of Haitian and Cuban refugees fleeing their homelands.

Holy Week was approaching.  How could he  help make it become meaningful again for the displaced refugees as well as the servicemen and women so far from home?  The painting…bring the painting of The Last Supper to life!  The task was given over to the refugees.  The direction was given to God.

Born out of the refugee camps that Lenten season, The Last Supper Enactment has been performed in many different locations.  Immanuel Lutheran Players of Danbury, CT has been performing it since 1999.  During this season of Lent, ILP will, once again, bring to life Leonardo’s famous mural.

Andy Krey is a Lutheran Missionary Chaplain, now serving as Executive Director of Lutheran Advocates for Maritime Mission in the Port of Savannah, Georgia. 

Original music was written for this dramatic presentation by Joanne F. Archibald of Danbury and Carl Lindquist of Newtown.  Directors are Diane Wardenburg and Mary Ann Grogan, both of Brookfield.  This years performances will be held in 2 locations.  The Newtown Clergy Association will sponsor 2 shows on Sunday, March 4 at the Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown at 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  For reservations call (203) 426-9024.

Other performances will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, 18 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury on Saturday, March 31at 7:30 p.m. and Palm Sunday, April 1 at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets for all shows are $10 per person or $30 maximum per immediate family,  and will be sold at the door on an availability basis.  Reservations are recommended      

Congregational Church, Newtown February 22, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Enjoy this creative and moving performance!

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