David, King – Wellesley College


PLAYWRIGHT: Joshua Sobol | TRANSLATORS: Lee Nishri and Leland Frankel

FEATURING: Stephanie Clayman*, Melissa Healey*, Nash Hightower, Thomas Kee*, Jeremiah Kissel*, Nael Nacer*, Dale Place*, Gigi Watson  

DIRECTOR: Guy Ben-Aharon

“Heavy lies the head that carries the crown”- Sobol’s absurd, hilarious and poignant new play examines leadership and its effectiveness when not wanting to be a leader.

Presented in partnership with Wellesley College’s Department of Religion and Jewish Studies Department. 

Joshua Sobol (Playwright in Residence) is a Playwright, Director and Author. Sobol has written over 75 plays and directed productions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Israel and the United States. His most famous play, Ghetto, has been performed in 24 countries, and his plays have garnered many awards, among others are: The Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year; The Critics’ Circle London Theatre Awards – Best New Play 1989; Laurence Olivier Award Nomination for Best PlayMainichi Art PrizeBest Play of the Year; Yumiuri Shimbun Grand Prize for Best Play of the Year. Sobol won five David’s Harp awards for Best Israeli Playand won the Israeli Theatre Award for Lifetime Achievement. Sobol was awarded The Golden Medal of the City of Vienna for Excellent Achievement in 2014. Israeli Stage: readings of Sinners and Wanderers.

Made possible in part by a grant of the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust. Special thanks to the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies at Boston University and Emerson College’s Institute for Liberal Arts.