Coming in Winter 2015: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adley Guirgis
AUDITIONS: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7 p.m. in LTCC's Duke Theatre
PERFORMANCES: March 13-22, 2015
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.
There is some very strong language in this play. It's "edgy" and has a lot of adult language and explores some controversial ideas, so please read the script before auditions. Scripts are available on reserve in the LTCC Library now. Note: the campus is closed for the winter break as of December 19 and reopens January 2.
All ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition. Where specific ethnicities are listed, it is understood that we need actors to "play" those ethnicities: they don't necessarily have to be that ethnicity. Women may be considered for male roles, depending on the turn-out for auditions.
Fabiana Aziza Cunningham (female) 20s-40s; Agnostic defense lawyer who brings Judas' case to court; strong-willed; good at her job; has deep issues of her own; meaty role that requires an actress of strength and stamina.
Fabiana Aziza Cunningham: pgs. 69-70 w/Satan, Judge; pgs. 58-61 w/Pontius Pilate; pgs. 50-52 w/Caiaphas the Elder; pgs. 30-31 w/Simon the Zealot; pgs. 27-29 w/Mother Teresa, El Fayoumy; pgs. 44-45 w/Sigmund Freud, El Fayoumy
Gloria/Mother Teresa: pgs. 8-9 monologue; pgs. 27-29 w/El Fayoumy, Cunningham
Saint Monica: p.g 13 monologue; pgs. 41-42 w/St. Monica
Henrietta Iscariot: pg. 8 monologue
Mary Magdalene/Loretta/Sister Glenna: pgs. 41-42 w/St. Monica
Yusef El-Fayoumy: pgs. 34-35 w/Satan, pgs. 27-29 w/Mother Teresa, Cunningham, pgs. 23-24 w/Mother Teresa, Judge, Bailiff, pgs. 44-45 w/Sigmund Freud, Cunningham
Judas Iscariot: pgs. 71-74 w/Jesus, pgs. 21-22 w/Matthias of Galilee, pgs. 36-40 w/Satan, pgs. 56-57 w/Pontius Pilate
Jesus of Nazareth: pgs. 71-74 w/Judas
Satan: pgs. 69-70 w/Cunningham, Judge, pgs. 36-40 w/Judas, pgs. 34-35 w/El Fayoumy
JudgE/Caiaphas the Elder/St. Matthew: pgs. 16-17 w/Cunningham, El Fayoumy, pgs. 50-52 w/Cunningham, pgs. 24-26 w/ St. Peter
Simon the Zealot/Bailiff: pgs. 30-31 w/Cunningham
Pontius Pilate/Uncle Pino: pgs. 58-61 w/Cunningham, pgs. 56-57 w/Judas
Butch Honeywell: pgs. 76-77 monologue
Sigmund Freud/Saint Thomas: pgs. 44-45 w/Cunningham, El Fayoumy, pg. 55 monologue
Matthias of Galilee/Saint Peter: pgs. 21-22 w/Judas, pgs. 24-26 w/ St. Matthew
TECHNICAL POSITIONS: Positions for Light and Sound Board Operators, Stage Manager, backstage crew, and construction crew are available.
For more information, please call LTCC's Theatre Department at (530) 541-4660, ext. 240.