PSU Theatre Program presents The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

February 10th, 2013 by Elizabeth

PSU Theatre Program presents The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Plymouth, N.H.—The theatre program of the Plymouth State University Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, a controversial and comedic play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, March 7-10, in the Studio Theater at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Director Sharon Paquette says The Last Days of Judas Iscariot promises to be a hilarious yet thought-provoking production.

The play is set in present day Purgatory, with flashbacks to Judas’ childhood and adult life. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is presented as a court case during which two lawyers bring numerous witnesses including Mother Teresa, Pontius Pilate and Satan before a judge to discuss Judas’ motives. In addition to witnesses, various saints also make appearances to contribute to the discussion of judgment and forgiveness. This sensitive debate of Judas’ innocence in his betrayal of Jesus Christ creates a play appropriate for mature audiences.

Director Paquette says that everything about The Last Days of Judas Iscariot excites her. “The script is compassionate yet incredibly funny and provocative,” Paquette says. In rehearsals, Paquette and the cast have developed a balance between this humor and the plays provocative content. Paquette hopes that audiences will “spend a night in the theatre that not only entertains them, but leaves them thinking, questioning and possibly working to change the worlds they live in to ones that are more compassionate and forgiving, of themselves and others.”

Performances are March 7–9 at 8 p.m., March 9 at 2 p.m. and March 10 at 3p.m. The Studio Theatre is an intimate space, which makes the provocative nature of the play even more powerful. Due to its sensitive content and sometimes-crude language, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is not appropriate for children or preteens. An adult should accompany any children attending a performance of the play.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.  Tickets are also available online at Silver.plymouth.edu.

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