JERUSALEM REDUX by Fred Kempner

£5.00

A loveably grumpy, aging Jew in a Jerusalem military hospital desperately needs a heart transplant and must decide whether he’s willing to take the heart of a severely wounded Palestinian bomber who isn’t dead yet and has his own agenda.

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CHARACTERS

MOSHE GOODMAN – An older Jewish man, around 60.

EPHRAIM NEVSKY – A 35 year old lieutenant in the Israeli Army.

ABDUL BADI – A 20-something Palestinian who is a member of Hamas

REVEREND JAMISON – A black Baptist pastor, about 45

GULDA ZOTKOVSKY – A highly-skilled, 55 year old nurse from Russia

ELANA KOTLER – A young, attractive nurse, still learning her craft

ESTHER GOODMAN – Moshe’s wife – a likeable, gracefully ageing Jewish woman

ROSA GOODMAN – The Goodman’s daughter. Mid 20s

RAVI – Rosa’s boyfriend. A 35 year old Indian man

ORDERLY – A disheveled, heavy-set young soldier

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

“Jerusalem Redux” was selected as a winner of the Jewish Ensemble Theatre Festival of New Plays for 2018 (jettheatre.org). The award included a public, rehearsed reading, along with a cash honorarium. On the path to this award, the play had excerpts read and critiqued by fellow members of Working Title Playwrights of Atlanta. It was also given a detailed critique by a professional dramaturge. Most recently, the play received an online Zoom reading by The Merely Players of Atlanta. Each reading was followed by a critique session. The updates made as a result of these sessions have helped polish what has been described as an exciting and thought provoking play.

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 2 hours

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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