Srolik Productions Presents
Wrestling Jerusalem - New York Premiere
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Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 7:30pm
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 7:30pm
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 7:30pm
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 7:30pm
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 7:30pm
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 7:30pm
Expected Run Time is 130 minutes
tickets
$15;
Members, Seniors, Students $12

Each ticket subject to a $5 service fee.
overview



In a tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of different characters while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Wrestling Jerusalem. Creatively adapting his acclaimed one-man stage show using only simple props and backdrops, Davidman takes a multidimensional journey into the heart of the Middle East, and the intersection of politics, identity and spiritual yearning.

He embodies and gives voice to 17 different characters on all sides of the existential divide-deftly moving between male and female, Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Arab-modeling what it takes truly to bear witness through the eyes of the other. Challenging long-held beliefs with sharp and unblinking observation, Davidman finds both entrenched isolation and shared humanity in the shifting moral compasses and competing narratives of all his characters.

Filmmaker Dylan Kussman moves freely and seamlessly among three locations-a live theater audience, the open expanse of a vast desert, and a small dressing room-exploiting the interplay of theatrical spontaneity, cinematic poetry, and spiritual intimacy. The result is a unique hybrid of stage and cinema that reignites hope for the future of this troubled region.