The year is 1978. A priceless, papyrus codex is uncovered in an Egyptian tomb. Over 1600 years old, the manuscript is in good condition until it spends 17 years on the black market. Infinitely fragile, crumbling almost to dust, fragments are pieced together in a Swiss lab. Yet its journey is less shocking than its content, for this is The Gospel of Judas. Unfinished, like the translation of the gospel, the play explores the meaning of the text and its effect on a small group of people intimately involved with it.