Stage adaption of dark comedy ‘The Last Supper’ comes to South Orange PAC

“The Last Supper” depicts a group of liberal grad students living in a conservative college town who decide to save the world.

Jul 27, 2022, 2:42 AM

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You may remember the movie "The Last Supper," a dark comedy released in 1995 that starred Cameron Diaz, Annabeth Gish and Courtney B. Vance. Now a stage musical based on the film is coming to a New Jersey stage.
“The Last Supper” depicts a group of liberal grad students living in a conservative college town who decide to save the world. How do they do it? They serve up their idea of just desserts and not everyone walks away from the dinner table.
"It shows the chaos of it all, in the world we're living in right now and it's told in fun," says Charlotte d'Amboise who plays a television reporter in play.
"The Last Supper" will begin its limited engagement at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on July 27 and run through Aug. 7.
"I hope it creates conversation. That's the one thing we're lacking in our own society," says cast member Alex Newell, who plays one of the students. “We all have our own opinions, and we think that our opinions are the only thing that matters, when we can have a conversation and agree on some things."
The run at SOPAC will be the first time "The Last Supper" has been staged for the public.
Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson wrote the book, lyrics and music.


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