Nashville Repertory Theater

Mission:   The Nashville Repertory Theater (NRT) is dedicated to supporting theater, film, music, poetry, dance and the fine arts. We believe that the arts are essential to our quality of life. NRT supports the creation and presentation of art which it deems will make a constructive impact.


Who Loves Judas?

by Dane Dakota - Wednesday, Feb 27 - Saturday, March 1 7:30 p.m.

Darkhorse Theater - 4610 Charlotte Ave. Nashville (2nd weekend)

Directed by Melissa Bedinger-Hade (right)

Review of 'Judas'

– from Nashville Scene

“…one of the finest pieces of original stage writing produced in this town in recent history…everyone shines” -Martin Brady, Nashville Scene

Full Review 

Southern Satire

by Martin Brady

Dane Dakota’s Who Loves Judas? is, for a good while, one of the finest pieces of original stage writing produced in this town in recent history. The author’s setup and action appear to be inspired by the satire of Jules Feiffer (Little Murders), but his portrayal of the clash of staid, older mind-sets vs. younger subversives is fresh and wholly his own, filled with contemporary social ideas and often wildly funny. A Nashville bank executive (Caroline Davis) invites her boss (Dave Thoreson) and his wife (Linda Speir) to dinner in order to push along a coming promotion. Her offbeat photographer/artist husband (Michael Roark) challenges the conventional ways of the guests in outrageous fashion, while drop-in friend Katrina (Cynthia Williams) adds to the shock value with her tales of life as a hooker and drug addict. Chris Basso appears as the biblical Judas, shadowing all the players with a video camera. It’s kooky stuff, but also very smart and resonant. Director Melissa Bedinger Hade prods her ensemble into some specific performances in which everyone shines. Act 2, alas, only partially extends the core story, then heads into some frustrating character explorations. It’s definitely worth a look, though. Who Loves Judas? runs through March 1 at Darkhorse Theater.”


Who Loves Judas?

by Dane Dakota.

Opening Feb. 22, 2008 Darkhorse Theater, Nashville, Tennessee:

  • From The Darkhorse Theater Schedule Page:
  • Directed by Melissa Bedinger-Hade
  • Call 615-341-0300 for reservations
  • Plot Summary: Julia, an ambitious young bank officer, and Alex, her artist husband, invite Julia’s stuffy boss and his bizarre wife to dinner. Before the older couple arrives, the flashy Katrina, a friend of the hostess and a supposedly recovering prostitute, shows up and stays for dinner. The ghost of Judas appears to seek forgiveness and to advise Alex on how to avoid life’s pitfalls. But Alex has his own ideas and no one turns out to be who they seem.  
  • Darkhorse Theater - 4610 Charlotte Ave., 615-297-7113

  • Showtimes & Dates: February 22, 2008 - March 1, 2008

  • Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 pm. (1st weekend)Wednesday-Saturday 7:30 p.m. (2nd weekend)