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Memorial Players Presents
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Rina Steinhauer
 
This November Memorial Players will present The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, the 2005 play by Pulitzer prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.
 
All performances are free – although free-will donations are gratefully accepted.
 
Friday, November 13 at 7:30
Saturday, November 14 at 7:30
Sunday Matinee, November 15 at 3:30
Friday, November 20 at 7:30
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30
Sunday Matinee, November 22 at 3:30
 
Venue: Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
 
Funny, provocative, and profound, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a modern, urban examination of biblical and ontological themes: the nature of guilt, redemption, forgiveness, compassion, and the role of free-will. This is not a religious play per se, nor does it disrespect religion - but it does turn a comedic and questioning eye on Christian doctrine. Premise: Judas Iscariot is on trial in Purgatory, but will not testify in his own defense. Witnesses are called to the stand (Mother Theresa, Sigmund Freud, Pontius Pilate, Satan, etc) to establish guilt/innocence and whether or not Judas deserves eternal damnation.
 
Contact Information:
Kristine Smets, Producer: Phone: 410-733-0955, email: Kristine.smets@gmail.com
 
Dedicated to providing free community theater in Bolton Hill, Memorial Players productions depend entirely on voluntary contributions of time, talent, materials and donations to cover all expenses.
 
 
 

 

Memorial Players is pleased to announce our 2014 annual musical, The Apple Tree.  This is a charming show with great music, by the writers of Fiddler on the Roof.  It is composed of three mini-musical acts; The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Lady or the Tiger, and Passionella.  There are numerous leading and supporting roles for all ages in this show, so we hope you’ll join us for the fun!

Auditions will be held the weekend of October 26th, 2013. Rehearsals will begin in mid-December.  Performances will be: February 21, 22, 23, 28, and March 1, 2, 2014 

ADAM

Practical, and stubborn. At first confused and put-off by Eve, he soon learns to love her.

BALLADEER

The mischievous, all-knowing storyteller. Can double as the Tiger-Keeper.

BARBARA

A high-maintenance, seductive vamp. Barbara is the Princess and Arik’s daughter. She is secretly in love with a common soldier and becomes insanely jealous.

CAPTAIN SANJAR

A hardy and well-intentioned Captain who has just come back from a terrible war. He is secretly in love with the Princess Barbara.

ELLA / PASSIONELLA

An ordinary chimney sweep who becomes Passionella, the glamour girl, when she dreams of being a movie star. Humble, joyful, and full of passion.

ENSEMBLE

KING'S MEN; HANDMAIDS; GUARDS; PRISONERS; FILM CREW; SUBWAY PASSENGERS

EVE

Smart, curious, and playful. She knows what’s best, and greatly seeks Adam’s admiration and companionship.

FLIP / GEORGE L. BROWN

A normal, nerdy guy, who dreams of becoming a rock star. As Flip, he is part Marlon Brando, part Elvis, and part Bob Dylan.

KING ARIK

A hot-blooded, commanding King with absolute power and father to Barbara. Demanding, idealist, advocate of justice.

NADJIRA

A sweet-hearted girl, and one of Barbara's servants.
Speaking Role

NARRATOR

A dapper man in a tuxedo who guides the audience through the story. He takes joy in his all-knowing presence, and uses it to playfully tease the other characters.

THE SNAKE

A smooth-talking type. Stealthy and manipulative.


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