If Judas Iscariot, the Christian world’s incarnation of selfishness and betrayal, were put on trial today, what would transpire?
The answer to that question will be played out on Southeastern Louisiana University’s Vonnie Borden stage in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” running at 7:30 each night April 4-7.
Admission is free for Southeastern students. General admission is $5. Tickets are available one hour before the performances at the ticket booth in D Vickers Hall.
Jessica Bouquet, adjunct theater professor, will make her directorial debut with the play, which she says is less about religion and more about forgiveness on a human level.
“If you think this production is about religion, it’s not,” she said. “It is a different perspective on who Judas Iscariot was as a human being and all the flaws that come with being a human. It also shows the power of forgiveness — not just forgiveness from a higher power but forgiving ourselves and participating in our own salvation or fate.”
Baxter Francis, of Baton Rouge, plays the lead role of Judas Iscariot, while Neal Eli, of Luling, plays Jesus of Nazareth. Other cast members and their characters include Alexis Durante, of Hammond, Fabiana Aiza Cunningham; Taylor Sinclair, of Hammond, Usef El-Fayoumy; Colin Ross, of Baton Rouge, Judge; Thomas Murphy, of Hammond, St. Peter and Caiaphas the Elder; Ben Norman, of Hammond, Butch Honeywell and St. Thomas; and Tyler Meyer of Prairieville, St. Matthew and Sigmund Freud.
For more information, call (985) 549-2184.