"Picking Up Stones: Grappling with the Moral Dilemma of Israel and Palestine"
A 50-Minute, One-Woman Monologue Performed and Written by Sandra Laub (with adapted material from Sir David Hare’s "Via Dolorosa")
In the summer of 2014, Sandra Laub, actress and playwright, visited Israel as a tourist and experienced Operation Protective Edge (the Gaza War). The result was a one person play written to be performed by the author herself. In this 50-minute monologue, Sandra grapples with the moral question of how to remain pro-Israel while disagreeing with Israeli policies and attitudes towards the Palestinian people who live within Israel’s borders. Sandra reflects on her own experiences and incorporates David Hare’s 1998 play, "Via Dolorosa", itself a one-man reflection on travelling from Israel to Gaza and the West Bank. The result is this riveting monologue and an invitation to our audience to engage in a 20-minute post-show discussion.
Sandra Laub, actress, playwright and teacher, previously performed in Golda’s Balcony, Mrs. Campbell! Mr. Shaw., and Imaginary Friends for our Lifelong Learning audience. We are thrilled to have her back.