“The only person who needs forgiveness is the one who doesn’t deserve it.”
Opening on Good Friday at Ghost Light Theatricals in the Ballard Underground, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot examines the concepts of betrayal, regret, destiny and forgiveness through exploration of the choices and life of Christianity’s public enemy number one.
From Tony-nominated Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, this reality-bending courtroom drama portrays the fate of the notorious Judas Iscariot, which is at stake as both prosecution and defense attorneys call to the stand history and the Bible’s greatest characters (Mother Theresa, Satan, Sigmund Freud, Simon the Zealot) to explore head0on the conflict between divine mercy and human free will.
Founded in 2003, Ghost Light Theatricals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company based in the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle. Ghost Light Theatricals’ mission is to create bold, imaginative stories inspired by classic texts that resonate with a modern world, and this adaptation of the Biblical tale is an ambitious installment.
The show will run April 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 22 at 2pm.
Thursdays and the Industry Night on Monday, April 16 at 7:30pm are Pay-What-You-Can.
Tickets are $15 General and $12 Student/Senior/TPS available at the door or online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/222863