THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT Makes Hawaii Premiere With Theatre Found

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT Makes Hawaii Premiere With Theatre Found

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT made its Hawaii premiere on August 18 with The Group Theatre Found, and continues it's run August 25, 26, 27 and September 1, 2, and 3. Theatre Found is a community group of mostly University of Hawaii at Manoa faculty and students. The show runs at the Kennedy Theatre in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre.

The show made its debut in 2005 Off-Broadway at The Public Theatre, and was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. It then had its West End / European premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London.

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT was written by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. The play asks one simple question: what happened to Judas Iscariot? The facts we know: Judas was a disciple of Jesus who betrayed his friend and gave him up to authorities. Judas then fell into despair and hung himself from an olive tree. He is the man who betrayed Jesus, and is suffering for his actions in Hell.

But is that fair? Was Judas the master of his own fate, a pawn used as a means to Jesus' end, or just a man who made a mistake? The show, set in a court room in Purgatory, takes the audience through a hilarious, yet piercing trial, and makes them reconsider what they thought they knew about forgiveness and faith.

http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ reports that the show is directed by Mark Branner, and the cast includes Stacy Ray, Brian Shevelenko, Iris Kim, Donovan Oakleaf, Anna Hamaguchi, and others.

For more about the show click here!

Photo: Shashwat Gupta

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