Alum Aaron Davidman's Play 'Wrestling Jerusalem'

Monday, January 04, 2016
BROADWAY WORLD, WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The lineup begins with Aaron Davidman’s acclaimed “Wrestling Jerusalem.” The stirring solo performance in which the performer takes on the identity of some 17 different Palestinian, Israeli, British and American characters follows one man's deeply personal journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Davidman is drawn to stories of ethnic history and cultural complexity that challenge our assumptions of the “other.” He served as artistic director of Traveling Jewish Theatre in San Francisco from 2002 to 2011. “I wrote ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’ to answer the question: How do you feel about what’s going on in Israel?” Davidman explains. “‘Wrestling Jerusalem’ presents a range of voices ... Israeli, Palestinian, American, British, men, women, who each have reflections about their lives that illuminate aspects of the conflict and, hopefully, open our hearts to their perspectives.”