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Wrestling Jerusalem

13 Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant
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59E59 Theaters and Srolik Productions presents one man's journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, set in America, Israel, and Palestine. More…

Writer and performer Aaron Davidman's excavation into the contours of conflict illuminates a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history, and social justice. Davidman gives voice to 17 different characters, animating their struggles, barriers, and soul searching, shedding light and offering hope in the midst of the most enduring battle of our time.


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The New York Times

"A smartly written solo show about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...So it is intensely frustrating that Mr. Davidman and his director, Michael John Garcés, get in their own way throughout this puzzlingly paced production...Too many characters fail to spark to life because Davidman doesn’t slow down long enough to give them shape and dimension...Stories of individuals are what our hearts find hard to ignore. 'Wrestling Jerusalem' knows that. It’s just having trouble telling them." Full Review

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Theater In The Now

"A deeply enriching narrative. The text that Davidman brings to the stage is stunning...Davidman is successful as a writer. Not so much as a performer. His characterization is not the best. Davidman doesn’t quite set up each individual character so it’s incredibly hard to distinguish changes…Davidman has written a spellbinding narrative that results in a conclusion of no clear-cut answers. And that’s how it should be. The sad trouble with 'Wrestling Jerusalem' is the presentation." Full Review


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