Wrestling Jerusalem

Date: January 13, 2018  - Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Merage JCC Show map
Contact: Nicole RosensonPhone: 9494353400 ext. 161Email:

Wrestling Jerusalem

Saturday, January 13, 7:30 p.m.

Film and Q&A with writer-actor Aaron Davidman

In a tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of different characters while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Wrestling Jerusalem. Creatively adapting his acclaimed oneman stage show for film, Davidman takes a multidimensional journey into the heart of the Middle East, and the intersection of politics, identity and spiritual yearning.

Davidman embodies and gives voice to 17 different characters on all sides of the existential divide deftly moving between male and female, Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Arab - modeling what it takes truly to bear witness through the eyes of the other. Challenging long-held beliefs with sharp and unblinking observation, he finds both entrenched isolation and shared humanity in the shifting moral compasses and competing narratives of all his characters.

Aaron Davidman’s acclaimed solo-show is a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history and social justice. Follow one American’s journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as he sheds a bright light on one of the most entrenched conflicts of our time- offering no sweeping generalizations or easy answers, yet reigniting hope for the future.

- The Washington Post
- San Francisco Chronicle
- Minneapolis Star Tribune

$18 JCC Members, $22 Public