Abraham and Isaac in Jerusalem

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 particles, illuminating the transcendent and immanent axis of a graph on which all religious experience might be plotted.” —Guy Zimmerman, The Times Quotidian

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