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“Heartbreaking Stories…Mouthwatering Recipes
collected from Israel, Gaza and the West Bank…”

-- The London Morning Star


THE MET THEATRE
in association with
LOUIS FANTASIA and
FRANCIS X. TOBIN
presents the American premiere of

THE ARAB-ISRAELI COOKBOOK

A new play by Robin Soans
Directed by Louis Fantasia

MAY 12 - JUNE 26
Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 3 PM

    9 actors portray 40 real-life characters drawn from documentary-style interviews with ordinary people in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. Their recipe for hope can be as simple as combining the ingredients of faith, tradition and courage. Tastes swallowed and meals shared form the basis of a common experience which underlies the universal desire for peace. These are the real stories of three generations of people who live in a rich and yet divided world where food and the traditions of the kitchen offer some constancy.

    They prepare authentic recipes on stage and tell of their love of life and delight in the world in spite on incredible odds. Their testimonies are shocking and their endurance amazing. "I pray for peace" are the last words of the play.

The Ensemble
Ismail Abou-El-Kanater
Sarah Bell *

Ric Borelli
Dorothy Constantine *
Ros Gentle
Jill Holden *
Iman Nazemzadeh
Louis R. Plante *
Dr
é Slaman
Amy Wieczorek *

* Member of Actors Equity Association

The Creative Team
Settings by Robert Schulenberg
Costumes by Morrison Jackson
Lighting by Leupold
Sound by Doug LeBow
Music by Yuval Ron
Assistant Director   Travis Hammer
Publicity by Philip Sokoloff
Stage Manager  Bettina Zacar
Production Supervisor  Jonathan Castile
Assistant Director  Molly Basler


 

THE MET THEATRE
1089 N. Oxford Avenue
Hollywood, CA  90029
(1 Block East of Santa Monica
& Western)
Box Office 323.957.1152
Reservations guaranteed by credit card

TICKET INFORMATION
Preview Tickets (5/12-15; 5/19) $12
Regular Performances (5/20-6/26) $15-20
Student, Senior Citizens & Special Group Rate Discounts Available
Post-Performance Discussions every Thursday
Secure complimentary theatre parking lot on Santa Monica Blvd. 

JOSEPH'S CAFE
1775 N. Ivar Street, Hollywood, CA
Greek-Mediterranean
Restaurant - Lounge - Nightclub - Catering
(323) 462-8697

www.josephscafe.com

“Marvelous…Magical…"
                            -- London Evening Standard
Plenty of Food For Thought
                            -- London Sunday Express
“A Testament to People's Power of Survival"
                           
-- The Guardian
“A Novel Illumination of Life in Today's Holy Land
                            -- The Financial Times

 

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