Dramas bring Holy Week to life for 22nd year


Two churches are bringing the events of Holy Week to life for the 22nd year in a row.

Kosciusko First United Methodist Church will present the outdoor drama "His Last Days" on the three nights prior to Easter, while Court Street United Methodist Church's performance of "The Living Last Supper" is on Maundy Thursday.

Written by the Rev. Charles C. Wiggers, "His Last Days" is a portrayal of Jesus' trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. The majority of the performers are members of the Kosciusko First UMC.

Performance are at 8 p.m. April 5, 6, and 7. The setting will be at the front and side areas of the two buildings of the church on East Washington and North Natchez streets just off the northeast corner of the square in Kosciusko.

Since no seating will be provided, spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or other light, movable seats in order that they may move along the area with the drama. The audience becomes the throng following the evolving events while the actors re-enact the final days of Jesus' life.

The length of the performance is one hour. A nursery will be provided. For more information call 662-289-1412.

"The Living Last Supper" is a live musical dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on April 5 in the Court Street sanctuary. Court Street UMC is located at 609 Southern Ave., at the corner of Court Street and Southern Avenue in Hattiesburg's Historic Neighborhood District.

Holy Communion will be served, and a nursery will be provided.

For additional information about the program, call 601-583-1711.

Both performances are free and open to the public.