Thursday, December 11, 2008

A second chance to see a powerful play

Performance: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Theater: H St Playhouse – 1365 H. St, NE (It’s a decent walk from Union Station (red line) or you can take the X2 bus from Gallery Place right to their front door. Check WMATA for suggestions.)
Genre: Drama, in the best way
Cost: $18 student ticketsDates: Through December 21
Site: here
Rating: The spring staging earned 5 “Starving Artists” (out of 5)

If you see one show this year, you should see this one.
This past April, Lady AWesome and I saw Forum Theater’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the H St. Playhouse. We were both floored by the production. It is a really exceptionally written play that imagines Judas on trial in a modern courtroom for selling out Jesus. It deals creatively, and powerfully, with the ideas of good and evil, sin and sacrifice. Even as a non-Christian, I really connected to the show. Well, it’s coming back to the H St. Playhouse and you NEED to go see it before it leaves. I really agree the CityPaper’s City Desk, this was one of the best plays I have seen in this city and it was a DC Theater Scene’s audience choice award winner for best play of the year.

And, I have some great news. Tickets aren’t too expensive, but if you want to see the show for free, you can. I got an e-mail a few days ago saying that Forum is looking for ushers. As I have said before, I think that Ushering is a great way to see theater for free. If you’re interested, e-mail Rose.

I hope you will go see this show. It shouldn’t be missed. We may not go again, so share your thoughts below after you go see it. Yay comments!

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree that this show definitely something to see. It deals with the traditional religious themes of good vs evil and destiny vs free will, but I have to say it's the writing and the acting that make this show so spectacular. it's heart-wrenching and intense and a must-see

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