Camp David

February 14 – March 15, 2020

  • By Lawrence Wright

  • Directed by Oskar Eustis

  • Neuhaus Theatre

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 9/11offers 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 Carterhammered out an agreement that inspired the entire world. Wright’s play is filled with humor, insightsand a view towards hope. 

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 

Creative Team

Lawrence Wright

Playwright