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New York Premiere: Wrestling Jerusalem

09/12/17 through 09/17/17

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway Map

212-864-5400

$15


12-09-2017 12:00:00 17-09-2017 12:00:00 America/New_York New York Premiere: Wrestling Jerusalem Aaron Davidman's innovative one-man play Wrestling Jerusalem, which has toured North America for four years including multiple sold-out performances at 59E59 in New York City in 2016, has made the leap to the silver screen in a film directed by Dylan Kussman and will have its New York theatrical premiere at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space. The film tackles the thorniest cultural, political and societal divides of the age-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a spare, dramatic, and yes, even entertaining way. In a remarkable tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman embodies and gives voice to an astonishing host of characters on all sides of the existential divide -- 17 in all -- deftly moving between male and female, Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Arab, each one embodying the frustrations, hopes, dreams and fears ever present in this long-running conflict. Creatively adapting his celebrated one-man stage show using only simple props and backdrops, Davidman takes a multidimensional journey into the heart of the Middle East, and the intersection of politics, identity and spiritual yearning. The result is a unique hybrid of stage and cinema that reignites hope for the future of this troubled region. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGbZnMBcDX4 The Washington Post said of this unique film, "Breathtaking… Sweeping, yet personal" . The San Francisco Chronicle raved "Remarkable Solo performance… yearning beauty… riveting". Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre Tue, Sep 12, 2017 7:30pm Wed, Sep 13, 2017 7:30pm Thu, Sep 14, 2017 7:30pm Fri, Sep 15, 2017 7:30pm Sat, Sep 16, 2017 7:30pm Sun, Sep 17, 2017 7:30pm Expected Run Time is 130 minutes http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=248988 Symphony Space Symphony Space

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Aaron Davidman's innovative one-man play Wrestling Jerusalem, which has toured North America for four years including multiple sold-out performances at 59E59 in New York City in 2016, has made the leap to the silver screen in a film directed by Dylan Kussman and will have its New York theatrical premiere at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space.
 
The film tackles the thorniest cultural, political and societal divides of the age-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a spare, dramatic, and yes, even entertaining way.  
 
In a remarkable tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman embodies and gives voice to an astonishing host of characters on all sides of the existential divide -- 17 in all -- deftly moving between male and female, Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Arab, each one embodying the frustrations, hopes, dreams and fears ever present in this long-running conflict.  
 
Creatively adapting his celebrated one-man stage show using only simple props and backdrops, Davidman takes a multidimensional journey into the heart of the Middle East, and the intersection of politics, identity and spiritual yearning. The result is a unique hybrid of stage and cinema that reignites hope for the future of this troubled region.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGbZnMBcDX4
 
The Washington Post said of this unique film, "Breathtaking… Sweeping, yet personal." The San Francisco Chronicle raved  "Remarkable Solo performance… yearning beauty… riveting."

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 7:30pm
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 7:30pm
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 7:30pm
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 7:30pm
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 7:30pm
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 7:30pm
Expected Run Time is 130 minutes

new york premiere wrestling jerusalem

Venue Description: Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Symphony Space offers a wide range of performing arts events ranging for literary and comedic talks to live opera and classical performances. They offer many popular series, including the Thalia Book & Film Clubs, Just Kidding, Selected Shorts, Uptown Showdown, and more.

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