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Camp David

February 14 – March 15, 2020

  • By Lawrence Wright

  • Directed by Oskar Eustis

  • Neuhaus Theatre

  • Age Recommendation: Age 14 and up.

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Overview

From the Texas playwright of the world premiere Alley hit Cleo. Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas and The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, offers a behind-the-scenes look at a historical moment whose legacy continues to resonate 41 years later. In the tumultuous 1970s, Middle East peace seemed nearly as impossible as it does today. Yet during 13 days in 1978, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, with the powerful help of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, hammered out an agreement that inspired the entire world. Wright’s play delivers a tremendously human look at both the hope and the cost of that historic moment.

What the critics are saying: 
"Absorbing! Camp David makes history live … maintains a steady sense of suspense and momentum."  – The San Diego Union-Tribune 
it’s not just reciting history or framing the debate; it’s also showing us how to understand why intractable adversaries might have lowered their guards, gazed at their bitterest enemy and begun to conceive of a way forward.”  Washington Post 

Join us for programs that connect you with other theatre lovers, our artists, and what is on stage in a whole new way:
February 16: Designer Talk
February 16: Captioned Performance
February 22: Alley Chat, a post-show discussion on the themes of the play
February 25: Alley Chat with the cast

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Associate Producers

Associate Producer

Creative Team

Lawrence Wright

Playwright

Oskar Eustis

Director

David Rockwell

Scenic Design

Paul Tazewell

Costume Design

Xavier Pierce

Lighting Design

Darron L West

Sound Design

Brandon Weinbrenner

Assistant Director

The Cast

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Elijah Alexander

as Anwar Sadat

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Rebecca Brooksher

as Rosalynn Carter

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Sam Khazai

as Mohammed Ibrahim Kamel

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Jordan Lage

as Menachem Begin

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Stephen Thorne

as Jimmy Carter

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Mark Zimmerman

as Moshe Dayan