APPLES FROM THE DESERT

by Savyon Liebrecht
Translated by Shir Freibach
Directed by Johanna Gruenhut

December 15 – January 6

A poignant drama about love and reconciliation adapted by one of Israel's most beloved authors from her own short story, this hit Israeli play follows the young Sephardic Rivka, a religious teenager, who falls for Dooby, a secular kibbutznik, at a dance class in Jerusalem.

Winner of Israel’s Best Play Award, 2006.

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BOGED (TRAITOR): AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

English-language premiere by Boaz Gaon & Nir Erez
Based on the play by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Joseph Megel

January 12 – February 3

Presented in partnership with Georgetown University
In association with StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance
Performed at the Davis Performing Arts Center Gonda Theatre at Georgetown University

A sudden chemical leak in an Israeli industrial park endangers the region’s water supply. The mayor is quick to cover up the scandal, but his brother fights to expose the truth. The family feud quickly turns into a political war with major environmental repercussions.

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Post Show Panel: The Israeli Election--Impact at Home and in a Transforming Region
Sunday, January 27 at 5:00 pm
 • Moderated by Forward DC Bureau Chief Nathan Guttman
 • Jeremy Ben-Ami , Founder and President of J Street
 • Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Senior Program Officer in the Center for Conflict Management, United States Institute of Peace

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Post Show Clergy-in-Conversation
Sunday, January 27 at 9:30 pm
Moderated by Rabbi Bruce Lustig of Washington Hebrew Congregation


New Israel Fund Post Show Panel Discussion: Environmental Justice
Thursday, January 31 at 9:30 pm
 • Moderated by Noam Shelef, Director of Digital Strategy at New Israel Fund
 • Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
 • Stephanie Firestone, Environmental consultant
 • Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Rabbinic Director at J Street and one of the leading Jewish eco-theologians and religious environmental activists

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Talk-Backs and Discussions Sponsored by the Posen Foundation




Testimonies from IDF Soldiers and Inductees: A Tapestry of Voices
Friday, January 25 at 2:00 pm
In the The Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Library, DCJCC
"Women Soldiers Speak" from Breaking the Silence, adapted and directed by Jessica Lefkow and "The Trial of The Refuseniks" by Igal Ezraty directed by Christopher Mirto.

"Inventing the Enemy: 1938" (1938 l’Invenzione del Nemico)
Presented by Theater J and SMATCH (Scientific Methodologies Applied To Cultural Heritage)
Monday, January 28 at 7:00 pm
In the DCJCC, Theater. Free, RSVP recommended
Originally written by Tonino Tosto, Translated and Adapted by Nello De Blasio and Edward Gero, MORE INFORMATION

Ulysses on Bottles by Gilad Evron

Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 pm
At Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center
Ulysses, a literature professor, builds a raft made of bottles to sail to Gaza to deliver books. He is arrested and put in jail, where he and his lawyer wage an ideological battle. Winner, Best New Israeli Play, 2011

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