Written and performed by Aaron Davidman
Directed by Michael John Garcés
Set in America, Israel and Palestine, Wrestling Jerusalem follows one man's journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Davidman's excavation into the contours of conflict illuminates a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history and social justice.
Writer and performer Aaron Davidman gives voice to seventeen different characters, animating their struggles, soul searchings and barriers, shedding light and offering hope in the midst of one of the most enduring conflicts of our time.
Wrestling Jerusalem comes to 59E59 following sold-out and critically-acclaimed engagements at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and Mosaic Theatre in Washington D.C..
"A smartly written solo show about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict" - The New York Times
"A tour de force performance that is well written, emotionally connected, well directed by Michael John Garcés" - Times Square Chronicles
"Wrestling Jerusalem is a thought-provoking performance for everyone and should be seen and talked about" - Theater Pizzazz
"Profound and wrenching" - Off Off Online