Aaron Davidman's Wrestling Jerusalem at 59E59 Theaters

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Producers Jan Kallish, Jeannie Blaustein & Peter Bokor present Wrestling Jerusalem, written by and starring Aaron Davidman, which begins previews on 24 March 2016 at off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters, before an official opening on 30 March and a limited engagement through to 17 April 2016.

Synopsis: "Set in America, Israel and Palestine, Wrestling Jerusalem follows one man's journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Aaron Davidman's solo performance is a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history and social justice. Giving voice to 17 different characters - men and women, Jews and Muslims, soldiers and farmers, intellectuals and ordinary citizens - the play sheds light on one of the most entrenched conflicts of our time. The play seeks to build bridges of understanding about the complex challenges of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

The running time for the show is 90 minutes and there will be a 30 minute unique post-show discussion with the audience after each performance.

Directed by Michael John Garcés, the creative team behind Wrestling Jerusalem features choreography by Stacey Printz, scenic design by Nephelie Andonyadis, lighting design by Allen Willner, sound design by Bruno Louchouarn, and technical direction by Wolfgang Wachalovsky.

Wrestling Jerusalem has already played engagements in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Houston, and Washington D.C.

- by Tom Millward

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