David, King

David, King

Light and truth and love, my soul asks for / Light and truth and love, for all my days

PLAYWRIGHT Joshua Sobol | TRANSLATORS Lee Nishri, Leland Frankel

DIRECTOR Guy Ben-Aharon

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

Why was life given to man? is the question that drives David, King. Delving into the story of King David, Sobol finds much humor and great insight into leadership, art and the meaning of life. With great panache and gusto, this playful cast delivers a re-imagination of the Biblical story of David, bringing you into the middle of a town square, somewhere along the Mediterranean sea. 

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Press: features in The Boston Globe, BostonArtsDiary, Emerson College NewsJewish Advocate, Jewish Journal, JewishBoston.com, and WBUR; a special mention in The Boston Globe’s Name Section.

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 Play and 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.


Israeli Stage presented the World Premiere of David, King within the Joshua Sobol: In Residence at Israeli Stage program.

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

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