THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT is a comic, irreverent attempt to make a judgement on the soul of the world’s most renowned sinner. Judas Iscariot betrayed Christ and Stephen Adly-Guirgis wonders what would his trial in purgatory be like (if told by a comedian). While it is often snide and funny, it offers deeper moments of heart wrenching questions about Judas, despair, and forgiveness.
Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner.
DUE TO CONTENT AND LANGUAGE, THIS PRODUCTION IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES
November 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30pm
November 16 and 23 at 3:00pm
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“THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT shares many of the traits that have made Mr. Guirgis a playwright to reckon with in recent years; a fierce and questing mind that refuses to settle for glib answers, a gift for identifying with life’s losers and an unforced eloquence that finds the poetry in lowdown street talk…Mr. Guirgis is a zealous and empathic researcher, and he presents dilemmas of ancient Galilee in terms winningly accessible to the twenty-first century…” —NY Times.
“Stephen Adly Guirgis has written a real jaw-dropper…expressionistic fantasy…raw language and flamboyantly street-savvy characters…his imagination is dazzling and his command of language downright thrilling.” —Variety.
“…one of the most passionate and powerful young playwrights to have come down the theatrical runway…a must for anyone interested in the work of thoughtful and original playwrights.” —CurtainUp.