Members say: Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

About the show

The Freedom Theater presents this passionate retelling of the story of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, during the height of the second intifada.

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Drawn from interviews with survivors, 'The Siege' is told from the point of view of some of the armed Palestinian fighters who found refuge in the church. Along with 200 civilians, they were given sanctuary by the church’s resident priests and nuns and spent 39 days there with dwindling food, water, and medical supplies. While the world watched, the fighters grappled with survival, ideology, and the decision to continue the struggle to the end, or surrender. Performed in Arabic with English subtitles.


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40
scribicide

"The text is neither radical enough to rouse us from our political apathy nor compelling enough to succeed dramatically." Full Review


48
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you like one dimensional characters who spout cliches while having to read subtitles that don't keep up with the script.

Don't see it if you want a dramatic play with characters of depth, understanding their motivations beyond superficial declarations.


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