The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: A Play

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From one of our most admired playwrights, "an ambitious, complicated and often laugh-out-loud religious debate" (Toby Zinman, The Philadelphia Inquirer) Set in a time-bending, seriocomically imagined world between Heaven and Hell, 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. This latest work from the author of Our Lady of 121st Street "shares many of the traits ...

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wziegler

Apr 3, 2007

Provocative: a must-read; must-own

Stephen Adly Guirgis is in my opinion one of the most provocative and original playwrights of our time. His play "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" comes as a whirlwind of grit and gusto, ripping open for a spiritually apathetic culture a new forum for questions of justice, love and forgiveness in the context of the life of faith. In Guirgis' characteristically rough hewn yet witty, urban style he writes a piece that, in the end, taps into the very core of the Christian faith at a deeper level than most Sunday preachers could muster.

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