Tacoma Arts Live is a local non-profit that Jeff and I are proud to support. The mission of the organization is to energize community through live performance, and they do a great job at it. In addition to bringing a diverse mix of performers and performances to downtown Tacoma, Tacoma Arts Live is also committed to producing thought provoking, entertaining plays with local actors, directors and designers. Their latest offering is The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Playwright Stephen Adley Guirgis sets his play in a courtroom, where the New Testament’s biggest villain is on trial. Judas Iscariot’s fate rests on the testimony of saints and sinners including Pontius Pilate, Mother Teresa and Sigmund Freud. Billed as an immersive theater experience that blends comedy and drama in a time-bending purgatory between heaven and hell, the play challenges audiences to reflect on their own beliefs and to reconsider what they know about guilt, innocence, faith and forgiveness.
The play’s large cast of characters is directed by Josh Knudson for a two week engagement that runs from October 13th through the 23rd. Tickets start at $35. For additional info and/or to purchase tickets, visit www.tacomaarts.org.