Judas’s Day in Court

Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Triangle Players have joined forces to present The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. The play depicts a hypothetical court case over the ultimate fate of Judas Iscariot. Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, the play uses flashbacks to an imagined childhood and lawyers who call for the testimonies of such witnesses as Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate, Jesus Christ, and Satan. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Bo Wilson, re-examines the plight and text of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner.

Ben Brantley of the New York Times described the play as follows, “[Guirgis brings to the play] a stirring sense of Christian existential pain, which wonders at the paradoxes of faith.” This production is part of the Acts of Faith Festival and is presented at Richmond Triangle Players, 1300 Altamont Avenue, Richmond. Tickets at (8804) 340-0115 or www.HenleyStreetTheatre.org.

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