The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
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San Antonio College Fine Arts Department will present “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” on stage Nov. 8-18. Directed by Jim Mammarella, this play is rated PG-13 for strong language.
“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” tells the story of a court case over the ultimate fate of Judas Iscariot. The 2005 play by Stephen Adly Guirgis uses flashbacks to an imagined childhood and lawyers who call for the testimonies of such witnesses as Mother Teresa, Caiaphas, Saint Monica, Sigmund Freud, and Satan.
Nov. 8-11 & Nov. 15-18
7:30 p.m. (Thurs-Sat)
2:30 p.m. (Sundays)
San Antonio College
1300 San Pedro Ave., 78212
$2 with SAC ID, $10 general admission, $8 other college students, and $5 for high school students with ID.
Tickets available at the boxoffice, 30 minutes before showtime.
Originally presented at the Public Theatre off Broadway in New York, the modern day setting of this play is down on a lower level of a subway. The characters that live at the subway stop of “5th and Purgatory” are gritty, passionate, and confrontational. They place Judas Iscariot on trial to determine if he should be given another chance at redemption. Throughout the “trial” witness including Jesus, Satan, Mother Teresa, angels, and saints deliver testimony that explores questions that have kept religious scholars debating for centuries. The playwright keeps the play “real” with modern language (often profane) and the comedy representative of the characters and their personalities. This is a riveting play that will keep the audience talking about religious issues long after the performance.