The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a riotous court-room drama in which history's most infamous betrayal is dissected by the forces of good and evil. Pontius Pilate, Mother Teresa and Sigmund Freud are called to testify in a trial - God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Judas Iscariot - in a court that owes as much to the ghettos as to the Gospels. Writer Adly Guirgis uses the violent, chaotic energy of New York City to explore timeless questions of free will and responsibility; of faith and fate.
Stephen Adly Guirgis is the natural heir to American writers Sam Shepard and Paul Schrader. A long-time member of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's New York LAByrith Theatre Company, he is best known for his critically acclaimed Jesus Hopped the A-Train (Donmar Warehouse, West End) and In Arabia We'd All Be Kings (Hampstead Theatre).