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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.

  • #AlleyCampDavid

  • THE RUN TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 105 MINUTES With no intermission.

  • Please be aware this production contains the use of strobe lights.


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.

Following the recommendations of Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Alley has canceled all performances, events, camps, and classes through March 31 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus. For more information, go here.

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

Special thanks to Rabbi Oren J. Hayon, Reverend Laura Mayo, Nafisa Munshi, Rabbi Baruch Stein of Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem, Emil Stern, and Shmuel & Rivke Wurtzburger.


Honorary Producer

Associate Producers

Associate Producer

Creative Team

Lawrence Wright


Oskar Eustis


David Rockwell

Scenic Design

Paul Tazewell

Costume Design

Xavier Pierce

Lighting Design

Darron L West

Sound Design

Brandon Weinbrenner

Assistant Director

The Cast


Elijah Alexander

as Anwar Sadat


Rebecca Brooksher

as Rosalynn Carter


Sam Khazai

as Mohammed Ibrahim Kamel


Jordan Lage

as Menachem Begin


Stephen Thorne

as Jimmy Carter


Mark Zimmerman

as Moshe Dayan