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Wrestling Jerusalem

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was Proud to

Co-Sponsor Wrestling Jerusalem on October 3rd

OUR THANKS TO ALL Who Joined Us and Enjoyed the Unique Experience of Being in the Audience While the Live Performance was Filmed !

Wrestling Jerusalem is a riveting 90-minute solo performance, following one man’s journey to understand the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. It is a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history and social justice. Aaron Davidman, writer and performer, gives voice to over a dozen engaging characters, including Israelis, Palestinians and American Jews. Mr. Davidman’s brilliant rendition of these perspectives convey the conflicting narratives of what seems to be an endless conflict in the Holy Land.

Wrestling Jerusalem Performance & Film Shoot Details:

• October 3rd, Marines Memorial Theatre*, 609 Sutter St., SF

• 7 pm Start - followed by an interfaith panel discussion

• Tickets went on sale in mid-August through cityboxoffice.com, 415-392-4400

• Ticket prices range from $50-$125, with $35 discounts (balcony) & $60 discounts (selected orchestra sections) for groups of 10 or more

• For more information on group discounts, contact Deena Levine, Outreach and Community Manager. Phone = 925 451-3556; email =

deenalevine@mac.com

*Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., is walking distance from the Powell St. BART station. Convenient parking is in and around Union Square.

Thanks From the Writer & Performer, Aaron Davidman:

Dear Friends,

My team and I are thrilled at the community support that has come together for the filming of the live performance, Wrestling Jerusalem, with co-sponsors from a terrific cross-section of Bay Area arts, faith- based and community organizations. Sincere thanks to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for supporting Wrestling Jerusalem.

I wrote Wrestling Jerusalem to answer the question: How do you feel about what is going on in Israel? The power and beauty of theatrical storytelling is that it can shed light on complex narratives in human terms. The solo performance presents a range of seventeen different voices: Israelis, Palestinians, Americans, British, men, and women; the characters reflect on their lives, illuminating aspects of the conflict and, hopefully, opening hearts to multiple perspectives. The characters are presented by me, as I try to grapple with the complex issues they bring up and understand for myself how to make sense of it all.

Wrestling Jerusalem does not provide one solution, but it does offer the possibility that, by deep listening, we can better understand one another and, together, find a way to create lasting peace.

I invite you to read more about Wrestling Jerusalem on the website and in my recent blog entry (see and click below). Once again, sincere thanks for your support as a co-sponsor, Aaron

wrestlingjerusalem.com

aarondavidman.com/blog

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