Photo Flash: First Look at CAMP DAVID at The Old Globe
The Old Globe welcomes the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. The West Coast premiere of CAMP DAVID will play now through June 19, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tomorrow, May 20, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
From The Twenty-seventh Man to Golda's Balcony to Allegiance, The Old Globe boasts a rich legacy of exploring significant moments in recent history on its stages. Now a new play, CAMP DAVID, offers a you-are-there view of a great historical achievement whose legacy continues to resonate nearly 40 years later. In the tumultuous 1970s, Middle East peace seemed as remote a prospect as it does today. Yet during 13 extraordinary days in 1978, two world leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, under the watchful and sometimes exasperated eyes of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, hammered out an agreement that inspired the entire world. Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower, HBO's Going Clear) brings us a riveting and moving story filled with humor, insight, and surprises, as three very different men, each devoutly committed to his people and also to his faith, find that peace is possible and that hope is always the better choice.
CAMP DAVID had its world premiere at Washington, DC's Arena Stage in 2014 and was seen in a special reading by its original cast in June 2016 as part of Carter Center Weekend in Vail, Colorado.
The cast includes Broadway veteran Ned Eisenberg (Awake and Sing!, Golden Boy) as Menachem Begin, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Hallie Foote (Dividing the Estate on Broadway and at the Globe) as Rosalynn Carter, award-winning Egyptian actor and activistKhaled Nabawy (Kingdom of Heaven, Fair Game) as Anwar Sadat, and Emmy Award winnerRichard Thomas (Othello at the Globe, "The Waltons") as Jimmy Carter.
The creative team includes Walt Spangler (Scenic Design), Paul Tazewell (Costume Design), Pat Collins (Lighting Design), David Van Tieghem (Original Music and Sound Design), Jeff Sugg(Projection Design), David Huber (Vocal Coach), Geoff Josselson, CSA (Casting), Susan R. White and Peter Van Dyke (Production Stage Managers), and Gerald Rafshoon (Producer).
Tickets to CAMP DAVID start at $29 and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
Photo Credit: Jim Cox
Khaled Nabawy as Anwar Sadat
Ned Eisenberg as Menachem Begin