By David Hare
AUGUST 19 - 27 (2017)
At the age of 50, playwright, screenwriter and director David Hare decided to travel to Israel to explore the 50 year-old state and write about it. His conversations with politicians, artists, settlers and historians in Israel and Palestine provocatively reveal the ideas, hopes and dreams of those living amidst the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Robert Dorfman is at center stage of this solo performance. Directed by Twin Cities theater veteran Raye Birk.
Robert Dorfman appeared last season with MJTC as Lenny in We Are The Levinsons. Local credits include Guthrie Theater (over a dozen productions, most recently Sense and Sensibility and Critic/Hound), Dark and Stormy Productions (most recently And So It Goes), and the Children’s Theatre Company (Balloonacy this fall). A native New Yorker, Broadway credits include The Lion King and Social Security. Recent regional credits include New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre in DC.
Raye Birk is pleased to be making his Twin Cities directorial debut with MJTC. No stranger to the Twin Cities theater scene, Mr. Birk has appeared in more than 25 productions at the Guthrie Theater as well as local performances at Park Square, Theatre Latte Da, The Old Log, Sidekick and Jungle Theater. He was last seen at MJTC’s The Last Word. Earlier this year he appeared in London’s West End with Mark Rylance in the Guthrie-spawned production of Nice Fish.