Plays, concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, workshops, classes, and more...the arts live at PACA. From modern classics to contemporary hits, to works by local playwrights, PACA is Erie's home for theatre with an edge.

PACA not only produces our own events but we also act as a host venue for other organization's artistic endeavors. By opening our doors and sharing our resources we give these groups the ability to present their work in a professional and exciting atmosphere.

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Ghost Light

"Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, PACA is dark for the rest of March and for what we can foresee much of April as well.

The Ghost Light keeps us safe. It keeps the ghosts happy. And it extends a message of hope.

The theater may be dark for the moment. But know full well, the darkness will not last.

Eventually the lights will come back up. The actors will beat the boards. The audience will come and be entertained. The show must, and will, go on.

To all of us sheltering from our current dilemma, spend this time preparing for when the lights shine again. Love the ones you love. Do good work. The darkness is only temporary."

- Mark Tanenbaum, Executive Director

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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
1505 State Street, Floor 2, Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
February 21, 2020 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
February 22, 2020 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

February 28, 2020 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

February 29, 2020 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

March 6, 2020 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

March 7, 2020 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a hilarious, poignant, thought-provoking work by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Boasting a large, zany cast of characters, the play asks one of the most plaguing questions in the Christian ideology: What happened to Judas Iscariot? 

Set in a courtroom in Purgatory, The Last Days puts Judas' case to a hilarious, riotous, piercing trial, the results of which are sure to make the inhabitants of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory — and the audience — reconsider what each thought they knew about forgiveness, faith, and the human inside one of the history's most infamous figures.

6 Performances
Fridays & Saturdays, February 21 - March 07, 2020
Doors: 7:30pm | Curtain: 8:00pm | Tickets $15 | BYOB w/ ID

Directed by:
JR Fabin & Margo Wolfe

Steve DeJohn
Lisa Simonian
Ken Brundage
JR Fabin
Jesse Olszewski
Aaron Pacy
Kara Gladney

Rebecca Styn
Kelly Pryke
Matthew Fuchs
Jason Fried
Jeff Rodland
Betsy Butoryak
Buddy Pacy
Lara Schaaf
Mark Tanenbaum
Ken Falkenhagen
Steve Kovacs