Photo Flash: President Jimmy Carter and More Attend CAMP DAVID's Opening Night at Arena Stage
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. Camp David runs now through May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities, featuring the real President Jimmy Carter and more!
The production features Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote (Broadway's Dividing the Estate) as Rosalynn Carter, Egyptian actor and activist Khaled Nabawy (Kingdom of Heaven, Fair Game) as Anwar Sadat, Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin (Alias, Broadway's Cabaret) as Menachem Begin and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons) as President Jimmy Carter.
Camp David is the second project produced as part of Arena Stage's American President's Project, an initiative investigating the lives and legacies of our nation's Presidents and their families. Arena Stage is committed to illuminating the broad canvas of the American experience by delving into the history of Americans of all backgrounds and walks of life, including the first families who have resided here in our nation's capital and have shaped our country's narrative.
The creative team for Camp David includes Set Designer Walt Spangler, Costume Designer Paul Tazewell, Lighting Designer Pat Collins, Sound Designer David Van Tieghem, Projection Designer Jeff Sugg, Dialect Coach Anita Maynard-Losh, Stage Manager Susan R. White and Assistant Stage Manager Michael D. Ward.
Photo Credit: Margot Schulman
President Jimmy Carter and producer Gerald Rafshoon
President Jimmy Carter addresses dinner guests
President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter join the company of Camp David Onstage for the opening night curtain call at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (L to R) Cast member Richard Thomas (as Jimmy Carter), playwright Lawrence Wright, Rosalynn Carter, cast member HAllie Foote (as Rosalynn Carter), director Molly Smith and President Jimmy Carter.
Mrs. Jehan Sadat (widow of Anwar Sadat) and cast member Khaled Nabawy (as Anwar Sadat)
Director Molly Smith addresses dinner guests