Let me start by saying, BRAVO to the cast of Judas Redux. It was an amazing show and really brought the piece to life!
When I read the play, I was touched it made me think and made me question things that I assume it was written to make me question. I enjoyed the biblical accurateness and inaccuracies of the play as well as the comedy presented while touching on such a harsh topic as the trail in purgatory of Judas Iscariot. It was a very fantastic play to read and I recommend it to anyone, religious or not, it really doesn’t matter with this story. It touches more on right and wrong, and who really has the right to judge that whether that be a court jury or God. It presents many different sides to the tale of Judas, who betrayed Jesus and turned him over to be crucified and makes the viewer question what truly is right or wrong in this case.
As for seeing the play, I was swept off my feet. Not once while reading was I too emotionally moved beyond maybe a brief pause to laugh or ponder. However, throughout the play I experienced a whirlwind of emotions. I laughed at Lauren Lopez and Joey Richter’s comedic moments and was moved to tears during Joe Walker and Nico Ager’s monologues about how their characters of Peter and Matthew became Christians. I am very glad this group of people decided to dive back into one of their college day plays because their familiarity and dedication to the work really shined through and added a new depth to the play.
Congrats to the cast of Judas Redux and may they continue to kill it in Chicago at Stage 773! For more information please visit: http://judasredux.com/
There’s a concept, Cunningham, called “playing the cards you are dealt” — one can either accept that concept, or, one can slowly lose their mind, heart and soul.
Look, I didn’t make you people, God did, okay? But, there was a design flaw in the creation: He gave you free will — and to balance that out, you were designed to self-correct. But, unlike the “free will” muscle, the “self-correct” muscle is not a particular favorite of the homo sapiens.
We shared an intimacy that I cannot put to words except to say we saw into each other’s hearts and were in love with what we found…
Despair is the ultimate development of a pride so great and so stiff-necked that it selects the absolute misery of damnation rather than accept happiness from the hands of God and thereby acknowledge that He is above us and that we are not capable of fulfilling our own destiny by ourselves.
I’m starting to understand that we have the type of friendship that does not require many words.