Israeli Stage presented the American Premiere of Joshua Sobol’s Sinners on February 11th, 2013. The show was sponsored in part by CJP.
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Guy Ben-Aharon
LAYLA (43): Maureen Keiller*
NUR (26): Nael Nacer*
*denotes Member of Actor’s Equity
SYNOPSIS: Layla, a married English Professor, has an affair with one of her married students, Nur. Out of fear that the oppressing authorities would find out and kill them both, Nur decides to confess, claiming that Layla seduced him.
ABOUT JOSHUA SOBOL: A leading Hebrew playwright, Sobol has been artistic director of the Haifa Theater; he has also taught esthetics and directed theater workshops at Tel Aviv University as well as at various colleges. Sobol has written over two dozen plays, many of which have been performed in Europe and the U.S.A. to great critical acclaim. Soul of a Jew was performed at the Edinburgh, Berlin and Chicago Festivals. Ghetto was nominated Britain`s Play of the Year in 1989, and has been staged in Vienna, Cologne, Toronto, Oslo, Paris, Los Angeles, Berlin and Washington. Sobol has also published two novels and a book of non-fiction. His work has been published abroad in many languages.
Boston Globe Critics’ Pick*