Jesus has had enough attention. Spend this Christmas with Judas.

Sydney | Performance

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Start Date : December 8, 2019
End Date : December 14, 2019

Venue : Darlo Drama Theatre , Level 1/16-18 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst

Company : Gamut Theatre Company

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By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc New York, Gamut Theatre Co in partnership with Darlo Drama presents:

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
A play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Glen Hamilton.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, a play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis, is a darkly funny court room drama in which history’s most infamous betrayal is dissected by forces of good and evil. Set in a grubby corner of Purgatory called Hope, that owes as much to the ghetto as the Gospels, this hilarious, poignant and provocative piece challenges ideas of faith, redemption and humanity.

Was Judas Iscariot the most duplicitous traitor in history? Or a misunderstood pawn in God’s greater plan? In his 2005 play, Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis puts Judas on trial against God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth. By turns, a cast of biblical and historical characters – from Mary Magdalene to Sigmund Freud – assemble in a contemporary urban courtroom to contest the world’s most infamous act of betrayal.

Stephen Adly Guirgis is best known for his critically acclaimed Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (Donmar Warehouse, West End and Off-Broadway), and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Hampstead Theatre). He is an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He is a member and a former co-artistic director of New York City’s LAByrinth Theater Company. His plays have been produced both Off-Broadway and on Broadway as well as in the UK. His play Between Riverside and Crazy won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.