UF School of Theatre and Dance to present drama
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance will present a free staged reading of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” at 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 5 at the Black Box Theatre in the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion on the UF campus.
“Judas Iscariot,” directed by Graduate Research Professor David Young, is a time-bending, serio-comic drama in an imagined world between heaven and hell that examines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained ultimate sinner. Throughout the play, figures ranging from Pontius Pilate to Sigmund Freud are called to testify in a trial of “God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth v. Judas Iscariot.” Characters modeled from the most contemporary of human clay draw on sound theological doctrine with the searing dialogue and argument that has brought Guirgis acclaim as one of the most groundbreaking and raw voices of our times.
The production features a cast of actors from both the master of fine arts and bachelor of fine arts in acting programs. Mikell Pinkney, associate professor of theater, will play the role of “The Judge” and Yanci Bukovec, assistant professor of theater, will play “The Voice.”
Tickets for “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” are free, and available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning one-half hour before each performance.
For more information and ticket reservations, call the University of Florida Box Office at (352) 392-1653.