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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Reading: Ariel Sharon play

My friend the playwright David Zellnik has written a play that might be of interest to those following Israel-Palestine issues. There'll be a reading Thursday presented by the Epic Theatre Center.

Plus, I hear Alisa Solmon will be doing a talkback for some, er, context. And no one better to get it from, I say.

Ariel Sharon Stands at the Temple Mount and Dreams of Theodor Herzl
By David Zellnik, directed by Carlos Armesto
Featuring Adam Dannheiser, Glenn Fleshler, Derek Lucci, Harris Doran, NilajaSun, among others...

"Vienna 1895. A failed playwright of boulevard farces envisions a country where "weak European Jews" can be remade into warriors... ARIEL SHARON STANDS AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND DREAMS OF THEODOR HERZL intertwines
the life and political career of the father of modern Zionism, Theodore Herzl, with the life and career of his legacy: current head of the State of Israel, Ariel Sharon. Is Sharon the frightening culmination of Herzl's utopian vision of a new kind of Jew? Real history collides with theatrical fantasy in this play, where dreams of the future and dreams of the past meet in a politically charged confrontation"

June 15, 3pm@ the Beckett Theatre,
Theatre Row Theatres

410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Aves.)

ADMISSION FREE for reservations call: 212-636-9254

1 comment:

freespeechlover said...

I wish I could have seen this performance.