May 29 at 7:30pm until June 1 at 10:30pm
Unit 8, Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RT
"If my son is in Hell, then there is no Heaven -- because if my son sits in Hell, there is no God"
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' 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.
"Say some idiot had a choice to betray the Messiah or not betray him, and he chose to betray him?"