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PCC explores contemporary look at Judas with a twist
Photos and Story by James Hill
Portland Community College’s Theater Arts Program presents “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” by Stephen Adly Guirgis.
The final main-stage production of the season for PCC’s Theater Arts group will raise the curtain at 7:30 p.m. from May 8-10 and 16-17 and May 18 at 2 p.m. in the 400-seat Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and students. There is a special rate of $5 for groups of 15 or more.
The play offers a second chance to Judas, most famous for his kissing, specifically for the kiss he planted on the purported son of God and savior of mankind. A couple of millennia later, a feisty and fetching lady lawyer turns up the heat in purgatory by forcing a retrial of the apostle whose name has become synonymous with betrayal. Can divine love and perfect justice be reconciled? Can Judas ultimately find forgiveness? The jury is out. Freud, Mother Theresa, and Satan himself will all take the stand.
WARNING: This play is intended for mature audiences and contains language and content not suitable for younger audiences.
Tickets are available at the PCC Sylvania Bookstore or a half hour before performances at the box office. For more information, call (503) 977-4949.
Judas Cassidy Barnes
Matthias/St. Matt/Sol Nate Crosby
Butch/St. Peter/Sol Danny Fishback
Cunningham Zoee Garza
Gloria/Mother T. Adrianne Gunn
Bailiff/Simon Nick James
Judge/Caiaphas Jarrod Johnston
Satan Logan Loughmiller
Producer & Director Gretchen Icenogle
Technical Director Frances Marsh
Set Design Michelle Palmer
Lighting Design Peter West
Costume Design Margaret Chapman
Sound Design William Benjamin