MAR 24, 2016 - APR 17, 2016
JAN KALLISH, JEANNIE BLAUSTEIN & PETER BOKOR Presents
Written and performed by AARON DAVIDMAN
Directed by MICHAEL JOHN GARCES
Set in America, Israel and Palestine, Wrestling Jerusalem
follows one man's journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Davidman's excavation into the contours of conflict illuminates a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history and social justice.
Writer and performer Aaron Davidman gives voice to seventeen different characters, animating their struggles, soul searchings and barriers, shedding light and offering hope in the midst of one of the most enduring conflicts of our time.
Wrestling Jerusalem comes to 59E59 following sold-out and critically-acclaimed engagements at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and Mosaic Theatre in Washington D.C..
"REMARKABLE SOLO PERFORMANCE... YEARNING BEAUTY... RIVETING"
-San Francisco Chronicle
Wrestling Jerusalem is a play that seeks to build bridges of understanding about the complex challenges of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The 90-minute performance is followed by a unique post-show conversation. Different from a typical Q & A, these conversations give audiences an opportunity to reflect, as a community, on the issues the play addresses. The facilitated conversation lasts about 30 minutes.
WRESTLING JERUSALEM - Stage Trailer from Aaron Davidman on Vimeo.
The running time of Wrestling Jerusalem is 90 minutes.
Please note that there is no late seating during this performance.