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Peru Theatre Co. to present The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot Nov. 7-10



(Peru, Neb.) The Peru Theatre Company will present its first production of the 2013-14 season, The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis Thursday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 10.

Performances will be held in the Peru State College Theatre, located at the south end of Hoyt Science Hall. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Show times are:

  • Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors (55+). Peru State students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a campus ID.

Please Note: The production is rated R for language and adult themes. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot tells the story of a court case over the ultimate fate of Judas Iscariot. 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.

Scathingly funny and provocative, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a searing look at history’s most infamous double-cross. Part courtroom drama, part urban re-telling of myth, the play places Judas Iscariot on trial for betraying Christ. As the trial goes on, the audience is forced to reexamine old truths and consider what it means to forgive.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Director of Theatre Josh Young at 402-872-2285 or