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PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2018: Yonatan Levy – SADDAM HUSSEIN: A MYSTERY PLAY

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Apr 21, 2018
Apr 21, 2018

Photo credit: Eyal Landzman


Saturday, April 21
Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

8:00pm Saddam Hussein – A Mystery Play (Israel)
Written & Co-Translated by Yonatan Levy.
Directed & Co-Translated by Amir Farjoun.

On the brink of military defeat, Saddam and his doppelgangers retreat to the bunker—and embark upon a spiritual quest. Blending politics, metaphysics, poetry and nonsense, the play follows the tyrant’s initiation into the esoteric secret of oil.


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Yonatan Levy (Israel) is a playwright, poet, Waldorf educator, and
director. His work Saddam Hussein – A Mystery Play was featured in
the Theater der Welt Festival and the Schaubühne Berlin. His new opera, The Sleeping Thousand (Music by Adam Maor), will premiere at the Luxembourg Grand Theatre in 2019. Levy also co-founded the Shakked Waldorf High School and the Sheik Abreik Festival for Civilian Culture, both in Kiryat Tivon, Israel.


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Amir Farjoun is currently a PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center. Co-created and/or performed works include Saddam Hussein – A Mystery Play (Hazira 2011, featured in Theater Der Welt 2014 and Schaubühne Berlin’s F.I.N.D Festival 2015), The General and the Sea (Hazira 2014), and Debriefing II (by Public Movement, Guggenheim Museum 2016).


Learn more about The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival.


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