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Winter 2015: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adley Guirgis
PERFORMANCES: March 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30p.m., Sunday matinees March 15 and 22 at 2p.m. All performances take place in the Duke Theatre, inside the Fine Arts building at Lake Tahoe Community College.
ABOUT THE PLAY: Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament's most infamous and unexplained sinner.
The place is Hope, in a corner of Purgatory, and the cosmic court is in session when a defense attorney, outraged that Judas remains condemned for eternity, obtains a writ from God to force a retrial. Both the defense and prosecuting attorney (who, comically, has arrived from hell for the trial) bring in a number of colorful witnesses, including some street-talking saints, some disciples, Sigmund Freud, Mother Teresa, and even a jaded Satan. The play explores the conflict between divine mercy and human free will, despair, age-old questions about sin and mercy, and, ultimately, forgiveness.
*This play contains strong language and adult situations. Intended for mature audiences!*
TICKETS: $10 general admission, $7 seniors & groups of 8+, $5 students with valid school ID and kids under 13. Tickets can be purchased at the LTCC Box Office 1 hour before each performance. They can also be purchased in advance at the LTCC Bookstore. Call the Bookstore at (530) 541-4660 ext. 227. Call the Box Office at (530) 541-4660 ext. 207.
Coming in Spring 2015: The smash Broadway musical hit Pippin, with musics and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson.
PERFORMANCES: June 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 8p.m.; Sunday matinees June 14 and 21 at 2p.m.