Forum Theatre to Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, 5/22-6/14

Forum Theatre to Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, 5/22-6/14

Forum Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the return of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by John Vreeke, May 22 - June 14, 2014.

Through Forum Theatre's new Forum for All initiative all walk-up tickets are Pay What You Want. A limited number of advance sale tickets will be available to each show online or by phone.

To learn more, visit http://forum-theatre.com/forum-for-all - #Forum4All on Facebook and Twitter.

In purgatory, Judas is on trial, yet so overwhelmed by guilt that he cannot speak in his own defense. So lawyers, witnesses, saints, and even the Devil try the case without him, debating punishment, redemption, and the nature of free will in this darkly comic play. This Helen Hayes-nominated production returns to Forum after 2 sold out runs to celebrate the company's 10th season!

"When we were thinking about how we wanted to mark our 10th season, we thought back to the moments that's defined us. And the most common one was the production of Judas," says Forum's Artistic Director, Michael Dove. "It started our shift towards new plays and was the type of play that would become our aesthetic: highly affecting stories that ask big, big questions. We thought, 'what better way to celebrate how far we've come than to look at the play that started it all?' We've now been in Silver Spring for five years and our audiences have more than doubled since we produced Judas. We wanted to share it with a whole new group of people. I really think it's one of the best plays written in the last twenty years. And, as we've just started rehearsals, we are finding whole new levels of depth and meaning. This version is going to be even better than the last and that it really exciting."

Cast includes Nora Achrati^, Frank Britton, Patrick Bussink^, Kecia Campbell, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh^, Julie Garner, Brian Hemmingsen, Annie Houston^, Jim Jorgensen, Scott McCormick, Alina Collins Maldonado, Thony Mena, Frank Moorman, Eric Porter, and Jesse Terrill*^

Creative team includes set and lighting designer Colin K. Bills, costume designer Pei Lee, sound designer Michael Dove, dramaturg Hannah Hessel Ratner, and stage manager Jennifer Carlson.

Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM. There will be an Industry Night performance on Monday, June 9th at 8:00 p.m.

There will be a special Season 10 Celebration performance and reception on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Tickets for this event are $75 and can be purchased at http://forum10gala.brownpapertickets.com/

Open Forum discussions will follow all Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening performances.

To learn more visit http://forum-theatre.com/judas

Press night will take place on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

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