John Jay College and theAPACHE Project presents The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen AdlyGuirgis. Dana Tarantino directs this compelling and complex look atthe conflict between divine love and the existence of free will. Set in Downtown Purgatory, a time bending world where troubled souls wait to be permanently assigned to either Heaven or Hell, Judas Iscariot stands trial for committing the world's most infamous betrayal. As some famous saints and sinners take the witness stand, a feisty defense attorney desperately tries to spare her client the sentence of eternal damnation. Guirgis' play is a moving and soul-searching look at the consequences of choice, faith, guilt, and redemption. Adult themes and language.
The talented and multi-cultural 39 member cast includes David Paarlberg (Judas), Victoria Hervas (St. Monica), Langston Belton (PontiusPilate), Isaac Bush (Satan), Rosie Pignataro (Mother Teresa), Ryan Eustace(Judge Littlefield) and Chelsea Kilburn (Cunningham) and Michael Fudge(El-Fayoumy). Tarantino's creative team features Julia Noulin-Merat (setdesign), Lucrecia Briceno (lighting design), Joanne Haas (costume design) andSusan Smale (sound design).
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