THE LAST SUPPER
THE LAST SUPPER is a politically-charged dark musical comedy by Jeff Thomson & Jeremy Desmon based on the 1995 independent film of the same name. Hysterical, heady and timely, this provocative show updates the fiendishly clever premise of the original film, which featured Cameron Diaz, Bill Paxton, Mark Harmon, Annabeth Gish, Ron Perlman and Jason Alexander.
The story begins with five liberal grad students — LUKE, JUDE, PETE, MARK & PAULIE — living together in a small university town.
Every Sunday evening, they share a meal and debate the issues of the day: immigration, social justice, the environment, etc. One fateful night, Mark’s car breaks down and a passing trucker, ZACK, gives him a lift home… and, in return, they invite him for dinner. What starts out as “dinner with a stranger” turns violent as Zack’s racist, hateful views shock the table, leading to Zack’s reveal of a hunting knife. In the ensuing scuffle, he winds up dead on the dining room floor.
From unspeakable tragedy come a ray of hope as it slowly dawns on the five friends that… perhaps… they’ve made the world a better place by taking Zack out of it.
And so, they hatch a plan: every Sunday night, they’ll invite a hard-core, right-winger over to supper. And if they can’t change his or her views, they’ll poison their guest before dessert.
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