Podcast with Judas Redux Production of THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
Judas Redux cast and production team of THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT discusses remounting Stephen Adly Guirgis’ intriguing play. For more information and updates visit judasredux.com. For up-to-the-minute updates, follow the project on Twitter @JudasRedux.
The Judas Redux team (led by Executive Producers Julia Albain and Corey Lubowich of Team StarKid fame) proudly announces a new production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis, and directed by Julia Albain. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will be presented at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont in Chicago, for 18 performances, August 23 – September 8, 2013.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot tells the story of a court case over the ultimate fate of Judas Iscariot. Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, the play reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner. The play uses flashbacks to an imagined childhood, and lawyers who call for the testimonies of such witnesses as Mother Teresa, Caiaphas, Saint Monica, Sigmund Freud, and Satan.
Julia Albain first directed The Last Days of Judas Iscariot through the University of Michigan’s Basement Arts in 2008. That production included StarKid fan favorites Lauren Lopez, Joey Richter, Brian Rosenthal, and Darren Criss, who went on to star on the FOX hit “Glee” and the recent Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. Judas Iscariot also marked one of the first (and last) times the group worked together before Team StarKid’s A Very Potter Musical took the internet by storm. The overwhelming fan response spawned StarKid Productions and the popular parody musicals A Very Potter Sequel, Starship, and Holy Musical B@man!, as well as two sold-out national tours (directed by Julia Albain), and an engagement at Second City (directed by Corey Lubowich).
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will be presented at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont in Chicago, for 18 performances, August 23 – September 8, 2013. Performances will be held Tuesdays thru Fridays at7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. (September 1 and 8 only). There will be additional Sunday evening performances on August 25 at 6:00 p.m. (press opening) and Sunday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets, priced at $23 (general admission) and $48 (preferred seating and souvenir program) are currently on sale. Tickets may be purchased at the Stage 773 box office, 1225 West Belmont in Chicago; by calling 773.327.5252; or online atwww.stage773.com.
About Judas Redux
Judas Redux is an experiment in pulling back the curtain on how shows are created and produced by independent artists. Starting with the launch of the Kickstarter campaign through closing night, the group will document the entire process of mounting a production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and open it up for both the community and online audiences to follow and participate in. Updates about the project, including pictures, videos, blogs, and more, can be found at www.judasredux.com. The campaign for Judas Redux was launched on Friday, March 26 and the project goal of $36,000 was met on Monday, April 1 (in under four days of being live). The campaign concluded on April 28 with a total of $62,809.
FACT SHEET / The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Title: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Directed by: Julia Albain
Written by: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Featuring: Nico Ager (Sigmund Freud/Saint Matthew/Soldier 1),
Shashona Brooks (Mary Magdalene/Loretta), Reed Campbell (Judas Iscariot), Britney Coleman (Gloria/Soldier 2), Ali Gordon (Matthias of Galilee/Sister Glenna/Soldier 3), Lauren Lopez (Saint Monica/Mother Theresa), Jessica Maynard (Henrietta Iscariot), Alex Odell (Fabiana Aziza Cunningham), Joey Richter (Satan/Saint Thomas), Brian Rosenthal (Bailiff/Simon the Zealot), Dylan Saunders (Judge/Caiaphas the Elder), Aaron Seeburger (Jesus of Nazareth), Daniel Strauss (Yusef El-Fayoumy), Joseph Walker (Saint Peter/Pontius Pilate/Uncle Pino), and Liam White (Butch Honeywell).
Creative Team: Julia Albain (Director / Executive Producer), Corey Lubowich (Scenic Designer / Executive Producer), Lauren Lopez (Producer), Joey Richter (Producer), Brian Rosenthal (Producer), Sarah Petty (Lighting Designer / Production Manager), June Saito (Costume Designer), Grace Stratton (Assistant Director)