“Voices From a Changing Middle East: A Festival”
Performances, panels, and Peace Cafes at Theater J, 6th and I Street Historic Congregation and The National Cathedral, co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel.
By Hillel Mitelpunkt
Directed by Sinai Peter
English Language Premiere, translated by David Berkoff
February 4–March 8, 2009
A fatal accident leaves a Chinese foreign worker dead and no one to accept responsibility. Two couples' lives unravel, their indiscretions revealed, as a daughter discovers their hidden secret. From “Israel's David Mamet,” a brilliant metaphor and biting look at the way we live. Featuring Pangs of the Messiah's Michael Tolaydo.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT: Season Extras
Written and performed by Iris Bahr
Originally directed Off-Broadway by Will Pomerantz
January 14-18, 2009
Fresh from its heralded Off-Broadway run, the Israeli-American comic chameleon, Iris Bahr (of Curb Your Enthusiasm) leads us into the colorful world of a Tel Aviv café and the lives of eleven inhabitants from every strata of Israeli society only minutes before a terrible calamity.
Written by Motti Lerner
An Iran-Israel-US Collaboration
Created by Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, Motti Lerner, Roberta Levitow,
Daniel Michaelson and Torange Yeghiazarian
Directed by Rahaleh Nassri
March 14 - 29, 2009
With the clock ticking down the final 72 hours before a scheduled US
attack on Iran, two estranged childhood friends, one Jewish and one
Muslim, agree to a secret meeting in a Benedictine monastery in Rome
in an attempt to find an alternative to war.