Old Globe Presents First English Language Reading of Play by Prominent Israeli Playwright

by Brie Stimson April 7, 2017


joshua-sobol-webA play by Joshua Sobol, the most prominent living Israeli playwright, will be read at the Old Globe Theatre near the end of the month.

“Anda’s Love,” a contemporary play about a German war correspondent in Israel and the enduring legacy of the Holocaust, will take place on April 24 at 7 p.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage. This will be the play’s first reading in English.

The reading is part of the National Jewish Theater Foundation – Holocaust Theater International Initiative – Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel.

The play will star Tovah Feldshuh, who was in “Golda’s Balcony,” and Natacha Roi from “The Winter’s Tale” and will be directed by artistic director Barry Edelstein. The script was translated from the original Hebrew by Sobol and Roland Rees and adapted or American audiences by Edelstein.

“The Globe is honored to commemorate a tragedy by joining our sister theaters around the country in this special series of Holocaust Remembrance Day Readings,” said Edelstein. “We believe that the theater has a unique ability to help us comprehend events and experiences that defy understanding, and with anti-Semitic and other hate crimes on the rise worldwide, such comprehension is needed more than ever. Joshua Sobol is not only one of the world’s great playwrights, but his is one of the world’s most powerful voices of conscience. It is an honor to have his work on our stage, especially as interpreted by our friends, the great Tovah Feldshuh and Natacha Roi. We look forward to sharing Anda’s Love with the community.”

Tickets go on sale next Tuesday and start at $10.

The National Jewish Theater Foundation – Holocaust Theater International Initiative comprises events across the country to honor victims and increase understanding of the Holocaust.

Photo: Head shot of Joshua Sobol


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