Original Plays

Machiavelli: the art of terror

A new play by Robert Cohen (Formerly “The Prince”) The play (under the title The Prince) premiered at the California Repertory Theatre in Long Beach and has since been professionally staged at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles, the Madach Theatre in Budapest, and has been running since 2011 in the repertory  …  Read More »

The Möbius Strip

A play about gay-straight relations in an east-coast family in the very early 1970s. Staged at UC Irvine in 1971, in a staged reading at the Roundabout Theatre in New York the following year, and is currently (since May, 2013) in the repertory of the National Romanian Theatre in Cluj. Review Excerpts “Obscenely perceptive,” L.A.  …  Read More »

Abraham and Isaac in Jerusalem

by Robert Cohen UC Irvine 2010 A group of California student actors decide to mount their production of a medieval “Abraham and Isaac” cycle play in contemporary Jerusalem’s Rova Square, where they and their Hebrew and Arabic translators face a heckling audience of Israelis and Palestinians. “Deep religious awe and ironic kitsch collide like atomic  …  Read More »