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Article 19 Presents: ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’ @ Minerva Works
'Say some idiot had a choice to betray the Messiah or not betray him, and he chose to betray him?'
Set in a time-bending, seriocomically imagined world between Heaven and Hell, Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a philosophical meditation on the conflict between divine mercy and human free will that takes a close look at the eternal damnation of the Bible’s most notorious sinner. Featuring a vividly realised array of characters from Mother Teresa to Satan via Sigmund Freud, the play is focused around the trial of Judas Iscariot in a Purgatory not unlike modern day Brooklyn. Guirgis’s mastery of dialects from the US and beyond brings familiar characters to life in a way not seen before. Through this, the play is able to tackle redemption, faith, and the apathy of modern-day living with balance and raucous humour.
Unsuitable for children under 16.
29th May - 1st June, 7.30 p.m.
Unit 8, Minerva Works, Fazeley Street
Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RT
To reserve tickets write on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/463341950411095/?notif_t=plan_edited
Please bring cash on the night to pay for your tickets.
Jessica Brink - Fabiana Aziza Cunningham
Peter Dewhurst - Judge Littlefield/ Caiaphas The Elder
James Dolton - Simon the Zealot/ Uncle Pino
Jack Fairley - Sigmund Freud/ Butch Honeywell/ Soldier
Emily Howard - Gloria/Soldier
Lizzie Jones - Henrietta Iscariot/ Mary Magdalene
Jacob Lovick - Yusef El-Fayoumy/ Saint Matthew
Donovan Mike - Matthias of Galilee/ Pontius Pilate
Ben Norris - Judas Iscariot
Ally Perpick - Saint Monica/ Sister Glenna
Chazz Redhead - Jesus of Nazareth
Maz Sanjoori - Loretta/ Mother Teresa
Polly Scates - Satan
David Williams - Saint Thomas/Soldier
Jake Williams - Bailiff/Saint Peter
Director – Hal Geller
Producer – Charlie Reilly
Stage Manager – Harriet May
Assistant Stage Manager – Jonty Crowley
Costume – Aoife Kilalea
Technical Manager – Ethan Hudson
With special thanks to Front Seat Media Ltd.