Holy Wars: Morocco and The Road to Jerusalem

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In Morocco, a Jewish-American architect, Mr. Kempler, struggles to win the release of his Arab wife, who has been charged with prostitution and detained in a Fez prison. Kempler is conviced she has been framed. Over a ten-day period, the architect meets regularly with the Third World colonel in charge of the prison to convince him to free his wife. 

The Road to Jerusalem is set in a bomb shelter just outside of Jerusalem. An American-born Israeli woman and a West German luxury car salesman have just buried two corpses as gunfire explodes over their heads. Just as the German and the Jew begin to find common ground, a wounded Palestinian refugee joins them. Although an attempt at cordial relations is made, the Arab rapes the Jew and kills the German. 

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Creative team


Allan Havis

Directed by

Gerald Chapman 

Set designed by

Kate Edmunds

Costumes designed by

Lynn Jeffery and Elizabeth Perlman

Lighting designed by

Thom Palm

Morocco Cast:

The Colonel       Ben Halley, Jr.

Mr. Kempler       Tony Shalhoub


Road to Jerusalem Cast:

Heinrich            Jeremy Geidt

Grace                Lise Hilboldt

Ari                     Tony Shalhoub

Victims              Sophie Geidt
                          Nicole Shalhoub