Dark Comedy The Last Days of Judas Iscariot from Repertory East Playhouse
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Even Robin Leach would be gobsmacked by the extravagant excesses of Jay Gatsby, a man so wealthy, so driven and so racked with feeling, the epithet "Great" feels insufficient. Like Hamlet or Holden Caulfield, Gatsby seems to reflect deep truths about what it means to be human. No wonder he keeps popping up, dressed to the nines and totally mysterious, first in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, and later in movie adaptations starring Robert Redford (1974) and Leonardo DiCaprio (2013). Now he appears on stage in a sparkling adaptation from Simon Levy. In this portrait of Roaring '20s decadence, Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into a world of danger when he falls in with Gatsby, an enigmatic millionaire pursuing the married Daisy Buchanan. See event description for more details about this glittering production from Repertory East Playhouse. Learn More
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A complicated production with a big cast, and every part was performed excellently. The characters were well defined and entertaining, and there was plenty of thought-provoking dialog. If you like court-room drama, existential philosophy and a...continued
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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…” —The New York Times
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot tells the story of Judas. While in purgatory, he litigates with his lawyers for entry into heaven. The play uses flashbacks to an imagined childhood, and lawyers who call for the testimonies of such witnesses as Mother Teresa, Caiaphas, Sigmund Freud and Satan.
“We are very excited that this piece is part of our 81 Series. This year the 81 Series is funded by a grant from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for The Arts”, states Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston.
Mix and mingle with other patrons of The REP before the show in the Hydeaway Lounge: the REP’s cool, new, full-service cocktail lounge. The Hydeaway Lounge opens one hour before every performance, and is the perfect place to meet new friends and enjoy a cocktail before the show.
The REP will host post show discussions immediately following each Sunday Matinee. Join the cast and crew for an intimate discussion about the process of creating live theatre.
About the Ticket Supplier: Repertory East Playhouse
Voted one of the top 6 professional theatres in Los Angeles by the 2012 LA Times Readers Poll, The REP is Santa Clarita’s premiere theatre experience! Producing six shows per season, The REP offers a wide variety of entertainment including musicals, comedies and dramas, all at a reasonable price. The REP is also home to The Hydeaway Lounge, a full service cocktail bar. It’s warm, inviting atmosphere is the perfect place to meet and mingle with friends and fellow patrons before the show.