This year's group is totally different from last year's group. I was happy when my husband was asked to participate, and surprised when he accepted the invitation. Even more surprised by the passion he is showing for the project. He's a quiet sort of a man, a behind-the-scenes kind of guy for the most part. But he's doing it, and seems to be loving it.
The parts were chosen or assigned at the get-go and they do their work together in character. And all they know is history prior to The Last Supper. If there isn't a lot known about a particular disciple, that man creates a history for himself. They interact in character, calling each other "Peter" or "Thaddeus." Each man will develop, write, and present his own conversation at the table.
A woman with a skill for tailoring and dressmaking has made costumes and is altering them from last year's participants to fit this year's. Another woman with a theater background will work with them as they rehearse. Some people who know about such things designed and provided the set.
Last year our church was so full that we had to put side chairs in the aisles. The presentation was spellbinding. This year's will be even more so for me: My husband is Thomas.