Back By Popular Demand | Israeli Stage’s OH GOD | Launching First National Tour!
In October 2014, Israeli Stage will be bringing back its most popular play, Anat Gov’s hilarious and poignant Oh God to the Greater Boston area, the DC area and Manhattan. In this witty, poignant and touching play, a psychotherapist named Ella (Maureen Keiller*), single mother of an autistic child, gets a visit from a new, desperate patient, God (Will Lyman*).
Previous performances during Israeli Stage’s 2013-2014 Season: Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown/RISD Hillel, Clark University, Cornell University, Emerson College, Hebrew College, Ithaca College, NewBridge on the Charles, Northeastern University, Temple Beth-Shalom, Temple Isaiah, Trinity College, Wellesley College and Wheaton College.
ISRAELI STAGE was founded in 2010 and has since then produced over fifteen translations of Israeli plays with write-ups and profiles in press outlets such as Ha’aretz/The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe (2012 & 2014), and The Improper Bostonian.
Oct 14th at 7PM | Lesley University
Oct 20th at 8PM | Babson College
Oct 21st at 7:30PM | Temple Emanuel Newton
Oct 22nd at 7PM | University of Maryland
Oct 23rd at 7PM | New York University
October 24th at 7PM | Dartmouth College
Oct 25th at 8PM | Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University
October 26th at 7PM | Temple Beth-Elohim in Wellesley
October 27th at 7PM | Temple Beth-Zion of Brookline
WILL LYMAN (God), Elliot Norton Award, IRNE Award winner
Will Lyman is well known to Boston audiences, for his work with Commonwealth Shakespeare Co, The Huntington, New Rep, SpeakEasy, Wheelock, Boston Playwright’s, and Nora. He is a recipient of both Norton and IRNE Awards. Film: A Perfect Murder, The Siege, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Mystic River, the narrator in Little Children, What Doesn’t Kill You. He has narrated the PBS public affairs program “Frontline.” Previously with Israeli Stage: Ulysses on Bottles, Dear Sigmund and Carl.
MAUREEN KEILLER (Ella), IRNE Award winner
33 Variations, Nicholas Nickleby, Big River, Speech and Debate, Epic Proportions, Inspecting Carol (Lyric Stage of Boston); Nine, The Little Dog Laughed, The Women, Almost, Maine, The Wild Party (SpeakEasy); Car Talk: The Musical!!! (Central Square Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire (New Rep). Maureen is a two-time IRNE Award winner for best supporting actress. Film work includes: Fever Pitch, We Pedal Uphill, My Best Friend’s Girl. TV Credits include The Makeover, Brotherhood, We Made America. Previously with Israeli Stage: Sinners.
Guy Ben-Aharon (Director/Producer) Born in Israel, Guy is the Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Israeli Stage. After the success of Israeli Stage, Guy was asked by the Goethe-Institut Boston to develop German Stage, swissnexBoston’s Swiss Stage and the Austrian Cultural Forum NY’s Austrian Stage. A proud Emerson College alum, Guy is an ROI Schusterman Fellow, a Theatertreffen International Forum Fellow and the winner of CJP’s Chai in the Hub Award (top 18 most influential leaders under 45).