audition dates coming soon!
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
March 1 - 10, 2024
Directed by Angèlica Focrier Rosenthal
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a hilarious, poignant, thought-provoking work by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Boasting a large, zany cast of characters, the play asks one of the most plaguing questions in the Christian ideology: What happened to Judas Iscariot?
The facts (we think!) we know are these:
Judas was the disciple of Jesus who betrayed his friend and teacher to the authorities.
He is seen as the man responsible for Jesus’s death; afterwards, Judas fell into despair and hung himself from an olive tree; since then, he has been suffering for his deeds deep in Hell, and will continue to do so for all eternity. Is that really fair?
Was Judas the duplicitous master of his own fate, a much-suffering pawn used for Jesus’s ends, or just a man who made a mistake? Set in a courtroom in Purgatory, The Last Days puts Judas’ case to a hilarious, riotous, piercing trial, the results of which are sure to make the inhabitants of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory — and the audience — reconsider what each thought they knew about forgiveness, faith, and the human inside one of the history’s most infamous figures.
Content Warning: This production contains mature content, themes, and language. Viewers may be challenged and/or offended by character depictions and behaviors that include direct and indirect references to religion, race, sexual harassment, sexual identity, mental health, and suicide which may be difficult for some cast and audience members.
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