In February 2012, we hosted playwright Motti Lerner for a workshop of At Night's End, a politically charged family drama that takes place during the Second Lebanon War, and we are thrilled to have him back this upcoming February. We are equally excited to welcome back OBIE-award-winner Melia Bensussen to direct local favorites Dakota Shepard and Mark Cohen in this "fiercely romantic drama" between an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman and her ex-husband who left her while leaving his faith.

We look forward to presenting the opportunity to meet Motti Lerner during the Q&A session following the performance.

MOTTI LERNER Playwright and screenwriter, born in Israel in 1949. Among his plays are: "Kastner", "Pangs of the Messiah", "Paula", and "Pollard", all produced by the Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv; "Exile in Jerusalem" and "Passing The Love of Women" at Habima National Theatre, "Autumn" at the Beit Lessin Theatre, Tel Aviv, and "Hard Love" at the Municipal Theatre in Haifa. His play "The Murder of Isaac" about the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was produced at the Heilbron Theatre in Germany (1999) and had its American premier in Centerstage Theatre in Baltimore (2006). His play In the Dark had it world premier in Chingari Theatre Group in Delhi (2011). He is a recipient of the best play award (1985), and the Israeli Motion Picture Academy award for the best TV drama in 1995 and in 2004. In 1994 he won the Prime Minister's of Israel Award for his creative work. His plays have been produced in the US, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Australia and India.

ISRAELI STAGE | Bringing Israeli theatre to American audiences

Israeli Stage is dedicated to exposing American audiences to the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through producing the work of Israeli playwrights and theatre-practitioners.

Israeli Stage has produced fourteen plays in translation: one World Premiere (To the End of the Land, commissioned by Harvard University), eight American Premieres (including a tour of Oh God to academic institutions and senior centers) and five New England Premieres (including a tour of Apples from the Desert to six academic institutions).

Israeli Stage has been profiled in The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, Ha'aretz and Yediot America.

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