The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

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Satan

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

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Act 2
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Unspecified time. A courtroom in Purgatory.
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Monologue Context

Satan has been called to testify in the trial of Judas Iscariot. The defense lawyer, Cunningham,

Monologue Text

Start: 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.

[... ...]

End: — because with God at the helm and you people running around wreaking havoc: I’ll be honest, I spend most of my time on a sofa watching one-hour dramas on HBO.

For full extended monologue, see:
Stephen Adley Guirgis, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.



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