Dark Comedy The Last Days of Judas Iscariot from Repertory East Playhouse
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The last date listed for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot was Saturday July 24, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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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 dollop of humor, this is well worth it.
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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.