The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: Love for the Loveless
The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre is proud to present The Last Days of Judas Iscariotby Stephen Adly Guirgis. Translating purgatory into a sprawling, dark city, the play follows a court case that is meant to ultimately decide the fate of Judas Iscariot. Well-known historical figures, religious icons, and biblical pariahs are called to testify, driving onward to a conclusion that troubles the legacy of a man considered history’s greatest betrayer.
Director John Gulley refers to the production as “a more modern, contemporary take on Guirgis’ play.” He adds that “I want the audience to walk away with the message of unconditional love and showing that love to others around you, much like Jesus did with Judas. I think that unconditional love is something the world needs, especially now.”
Currently, the School of Theatre venues are permitted to open at approximately half capacity, and everyone will be wearing face coverings per UNCG policy. The Last Days of Judas Iscariotwill be played in-person in Sprinkle Theatre and will run November 4-6 and 11-13 at 7:30 pm and November 7 and 14 at 2:00 pm, with on-demand streaming available from November 18-20. Tickets are available at the UNCG Theatre Box Office located in Taylor Theatre or you can call and purchase tickets at 336-334-4392. You can also visit www.UNCGTHEATRE.com to purchase tickets from our website.
About the UNC Greensboro School of Theatre
The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre educates and trains students as professional artists in a wide range of theatrical specialties. Our programs include technical production, design, theatre education, performance, theatre for youth, and directing. Our rigorous BA, BFA, and MFA programs produce exemplary theatre artists with the applicable knowledge, skills, and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. With the help of the National Theatre Honors Fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, students are furthering their experiences for service inside and outside our community. The School of Theatre is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse, engaged, and artistically well-balanced body of future professionals, performers, and teachers. Our mission is to strengthen our students’ goals, enhance their talents, lead them towards success and help them to turn passion into purpose on and off the stage.
About UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is one of fifty doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students and 2,800+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, in addition to 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in visual and performing arts, health and wellness, nursing, education and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.