THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT

Genre: Drama
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Directed by Dana Tarantino

 John Jay College and the APACHE Project will present The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at 899 Tenth Avenue.

Dana Tarantino directs this compelling and complex look at the 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 (Pontius Pilate), 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 (set design), Lucrecia Briceno (lighting design), Joanne Haas (costume design) and Susan Smale (sound design).

Performances run April 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25, at 8:00 p.m. General admission is $10, and student admission is $5 with a valid I.D. Tickets can be obtained at the door on performance nights or by making reservations at apachetickets@verizon.net or by calling 212-695-6908.

 


About the Company: Gerald W. Lynch Theater

 Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community.    

 The Theater has hosted events in the Lincoln Center Festival since its first season in 1996, as well as, New York City Opera, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre/Ailey II, Cedar Lake Ensemble and Na-Ni Chen Dance Company. The Theater has also been the site of many television and film specials including A&E’s Live by Request, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Robert Klein in Concert and VH1’s Soundtrack Live.   Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community.     

 

Open:   04/21/09
Close:   04/25/09

Schedule:
Performances run April 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25, at 8:00 p.m
Theater:   Gerald W. Lynch Theater
Address:   899 Tenth Avenue
New York,
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Cost:General admission is $10, and student admission is $5 with a valid I.D. or Call: Apache Tickets at 212-695-6908
Company: Gerald W. Lynch Theater         Official Web Site: www.jjay.cuny.edu/1789.php