A personal story that grapples with identity, social justice and history. Exploring the competing narratives at the center of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict that has lasted generations.

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Media

Jan 7 2015

Opening Night Performance of Wrestling Jerusalem

Tonight is opening night for the regional premiere of Wrestling Jerusalem, performed by Aaron Davidman on the PRC² stage. It may seem a simple thing to execute a one-man show, but Aaron Davidman, his California-based crew, and all of us here at PlayMakers have been working tirelessly on the heels of the holidays. There’s no… Read more »

Jan 7 2015

Wrestling Jerusalem Post-Show Conversations

Join us for the ‘Second Act’ of PRC². We’ve created PRC² as a venue for stimulating, topical artistic presentations and a safe place to talk about the themes they raise pertaining to the challenging issues of our day. Jan 7 – 11, following each performance of Wrestling Jerusalem, expert panelists joining artist Aaron Davidman and… Read more »

Dec 19 2014

Creating a Dialogue with Wrestling Jerusalem

Wrestling Jerusalem is a piece Aaron Davidman has been working on for a long time. The idea was first sparked when he visited Israel for the first time in 1992. In the decades since, the central idea has had several incarnations, but after repeated trips to the Middle East, Aaron found that there were many… Read more »

Dec 12 2014

Regional Premiere of Wrestling Jerusalem

Turning our attention to a new year and a new show, Aaron Davidman brings us his one-man show Wrestling Jerusalem January 7 to 11. We are proud to be the first stop on his national tour, which will go to Los Angeles, Boston and New York City. Wrestling Jerusalem grapples with identity, history and social… Read more »

REVIEWS

Wrestling Jerusalem at PRC2, though Jan. 11
By Kate Dobbs Ariail
The Five Points Star
January 9, 2015

“It’s Complicated!”: Davidman’s Arresting Solo Performance in Wrestling Jerusalem
By Trey K. Morehouse
Classical Voice of North Carolina
January 7, 2015

 

NEWS

A One-Man Attempt to “Wrestle Jerusalem”
The State of Things By Anita Rao & Frank Stasio
WUNC 91.5
January 8, 2015

A ‘nuanced conflict’: Play looks at complexity of Israeli-Palestinian conflict
By Cliff Bellamy
Herald Sun
January 7, 2015

Aaron Davidman’s New Solo, “Wrestling Jerusalem” Drills to the Core of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
Jaunary 5, 2015

Next Year in Theater
By Kate Dobbs Ariail
The Five Points Star
December 24, 2014