FLASHBACK: The Mercury Players Theatre Production Of “The Last Supper” (2011)


There was a motion picture released in 1995 called The Last Supper. The plot involved a group of Liberal grad student housemates who stumble into their own mad conspiracy to invite politically disagreeable people over for supper and poison them, in order to make the world a better place.

I rented the flick on VHS back in ’96 or so, mainly because it was a dark comedy with an odd premise and it had an interesting cast of actors (including Cameron Diaz, a big selling point for me 20 years ago). And I enjoyed it enough to watch it a few more times when it played on Showtime a year or two later.

Then, in early 2011, I read that a small theater group in Madison, Wisconsin, would be staging an adaptation of the film, with the participation of the playwright, Dan Rosen, who had also written the original…

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