The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
In a corner of Purgatory called Hope, Judas Iscariot is on trial for betraying Jesus Christ. Through the testimonies of larger-than-life biblical and historical characters like Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud, and Satan, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT digs in to our natural human tendency to question our own self-worth and overall “goodness” and, ultimately, attempts to define the line between good and evil.
Stephen Adly Guirgis writes plays for the common man, or as one NY Times critic puts it: the people “whom society would label losers.” THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT is no exception, bringing to life a number of familiar biblical and historical figures with incredible wit, honesty, and humor. Guirgis delves deep into these characters, giving them life through a diverse range of dialects and sensibilities. THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT showcases a collection of misfits, who, in a small courtroom in purgatory, create a self-doubt bomb waiting to explode, as we sit waiting in anticipation.