2/20 Logan Center: Voices from a Changing Middle East performance

Voices from a Changing Middle East
Tuesday, February 20, 7:00pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents selections from its acclaimed Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival Tour, bringing works about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to life as seen through Muslim, Christian, and Jewish lenses.

The evening features excerpts from the adaptation of I Shall Not Hate, performed in Arabic and Hebrew with English surtitles by one of Israel's leading Palestinian actors, Gassan Abbas. The work is complemented by Sir David Hare’s Via Dolorosa, the play that launched the Festival and its trailblazing Peace Café forum in 2000, performed by British born actor Jonathan Tindle. The evening culminates with screened excerpts from Aaron Davidman’s internationally acclaimed solo performance travelogue, Wrestling Jerusalem, now an award-winning film directed by Dylan Kussman.

The event will include discussion with the artists and Voices Festival founder, Ari Roth (U of C Lab HS, ’78), along with questions and conversation with the audience, modeling the Peace Café process of using food-for-thought menu selections from the plays to prompt sharing of personal narratives as predicate for building bonds of candor and understanding.

Tickets: FREE but advanced reservations are highly recommended.

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