The theatre festival of el Sur, raised the curtain for it’s 28th edition, with a strong, original, controversial and eccentric production. More than one doubted about entering the theatre or not to see The Last Days of Judas Iscariot from Theatre for the People of Madrid & they came out of the theatre not just happy but delighted wit
h the production. Before the play started there was a rumor that it ran for more than two hours, which can be a problem if the production is not entertaining, since escaping from the Reina Victoria theatre is practically mission impossible. In spite of the uncertainty generated by the rumor, there wasn’t a seat left in the house. The acting quality was guaranteed in a cast led by, María Morales & Luís Rallo, among others with enormous theatrical weight. The two hours past by flying and the audience committed to the performance from the first second, knew how to immerse itself in the satirical-cynical-sharp atmosphere in which the tragedy would move with total confidence from farce to comedy, trapping the audience within the web of an agile text and courageous acting that brought forth the trial of Judas Iscariot, in which we get to meet many historical figures such as Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Satan, Freud, or Mary Magdalene.