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Mason Players Present: "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," A Staged Reading

Presented BySchool of Theater
When/WhereMonday, May 04, 2020 7:30pmOnline
 Tuesday, May 05, 2020 7:30pm 
 Wednesday, May 06, 2020 7:30pm 
 Thursday, May 07, 2020 7:30pm 
 Friday, May 08, 2020 7:30pm 
 Saturday, May 09, 2020 7:30pm 
 Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:30pm 

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As part of the Mason Arts at Home initiative, The Mason Players present a staged reading of the play, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" by Stephen Adly Guirgis on Vimeo. Don't miss this thought-provoking and entertaining dark comedy that boasts a zany cast of characters.

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Performed over Zoom, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” is available for streaming May 4 – 10. Content warning: some language may not be appropriate for children. A note from the director, Tyler Shores:

“‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,’ written by Stephen Adly Guirgus, takes place in a courtroom in ‘downtown’ Purgatory and focuses on the fictional trial of one of the most infamous characters in biblical history: Judas Iscariot. The trial examines if Judas should suffer eternal damnation for turning Jesus Christ in to Roman authorities, thus resulting in the prophet’s crucifixion. Numerous historical and biblical figures are called to testify, including Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud, and more. The play debates ethics, morality, and truth, which are topics that are contested today. I believe this story expresses the need for mercy and forgiveness in a world that is quick to strike people who make mistakes.”

CAST: 
Jackie Smith [Henrietta Iscariot]; Sam Dunn [Judge Littlefield/Caiaphas the Elder]; Kira Simmons [Cunningham]; Esteban Marmolejo-Suarez [El-Fayoumy]; Luke Rahman [Matthias of Galilee/Saint Peter/Soldier Two]; Madison Bacino [Satan]; Hasan Crawford [Pontius Pilate/Uncle Pino]; Drake Leach [Jesus]; Tony Lemus [Judas Iscariot]; Khue Duong [Gloria/Bailiff]; Elizabeth Nigro [Saint Monica/Soldier One]; Christian Jost [Butch Honeywell]; Jacob Horowitz [Sigmund Freud]; Zainab Shah [Mother Teresa]; Josh Vest [Simon the Zealot/Saint Thomas]; Hansin Arvind [Saint Matthew/Soldier Three]; Kendal Ferguson [Mary Magdalene]; Gillian Rydholm [Loretta/Sister Glenna].

Special thanks to the crew members who worked hard to prepare for the staged performance before its cancellation:

Tyler Shores [Director]; Jess Moore [Stage Manager]; Vika Hearne [Scenic Coordinator]; Rachel Sharp [Costume Coordinator]; Xavier Howard [Lighting Design]; Sloan Martin [Sound Design]; Shelby Baker [Props Design]; Zach Arlt [Dramaturg].

"The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" was originally produced by LAByrinth Theater Company, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz, Co-Artistic Directors and The Public Theater, Mara Manus, Executive Director; George C. Wolfe, Producer, February 2005.

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