Confession of Judasby Michael Dickinson
Contrary to popular belief, the arch-traitor Judas did not hanghimself after the crucifixion, but is lying low in Bethany, in the tomb vacated by Lazarus, from where he writes a confession to fellow disciple Peter revealing quite a different story to the one we learned at Sunday School. After having joined the disciples, Judas becomes obsessed with increasing the popularity of Jesus and resorts to arranging a couple of sham miracles (the 'cure' of a 'blind' beggar, and the resurrection of Lazarus) which do the trick, but when Jesus asks Judas to betray him to the High Priests while they are in Jerusalem, convinced that he will be released by popular demand at the Passover Amnesty, Judas is not so sure, and confides his mission to Darius, a rich young man who has given up everything to follow Jesus. Together they conspire to save the Master's life, and it is Darius who the police lead away from the Garden of Gesthemane after Judas has singled him out with a kiss. Jesus goes into hiding, and as events proceed everyone believes that it is he who has been tried and crucified. The cause seems to be lost and the mission over, until Judas comes up with the idea of removing the body from the tomb and persuading Jesus to stage his own resurrection...
Author Biography: Born in Durham, England in 1950, Dickinson spent early years in Kuwait where his father worked for the Kuwait Oil Company.
Trained at Manchester School of Theatre 1969 - 72 and worked for several years as an actor, mostly in Fringe theatre.
In 1979 he traveled overland to India and worked for a short time with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.
Since 1986 he has been living in Istanbul,Turkey, where he works as an English teacher.
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