Melissa Furbish Performs in Plymouth State University Theatre Production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Published DatePLYMOUTH, — Melissa Furbish of Plymouth, an Interdisciplinary Studies - Theatre and English major at Plymouth State University will perform the roles of Gloria and Mother Teresa in a production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, March 7-10 at the Silver Center for the Arts.
Produced by the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at PSU, this controversial and comedic play by Stephen Adly Guirgis is set in present day Purgatory, with flashbacks to Judas' childhood and adult life. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is presented as a court case during which two lawyers bring numerous witnesses including Mother Teresa, Pontius Pilate and Satan before a judge to discuss Judas' motives.
In addition to witnesses, various saints also make appearances to contribute to the discussion of judgment and forgiveness in this sensitive debate of Judas' innocence in his betrayal of Jesus Christ.
Performances are March 7–9 at 8 p.m., March 9 at 2 p.m. and March 10 at 3p.m. The Studio Theatre is an intimate space, which makes the provocative nature of the play even more powerful. For more information, visit Silver.plymouth.edu.
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