Friday, May 1, 2009

"O Jerusalem" by A. R. Gurney: May 15-30 2009

GroundWorks Theatre proudly announces the Nashville premiere of A. R. Gurney's thought-provoking "O Jerusalem," which opens May 15 2009 at the Darkhorse Theater.

"Assured... intelligent... The focused ensemble confidently hits its marks."

-Martin Brady, Nashville Scene

Set in 2001, the play centers around Hartwell, an oil company executive, appointed to a diplomatic post in the Middle East. Amira is a Christian Palestinian woman with whom he had an affair years before. Sally, a friend of Hartwell's, is a fellow bureacrat attempting to help him navigate the treacherous waters of his new post. Hartwell reunites with his former lover, discovers she has a son in Hamas, and agrees to help put forth a peace proposal of their creation. And, looming over the proceedings, is the rumor of a planned terrorist attack on U.S. soil...

Veteran director Melissa Bedinger Hade leads a seasoned cast of Darkhorse favorites. Jim Wright stars as Hartwell, Caroline Davis (GWT's "Bad Dates") is Sally, and Terry Ochiogrosso is Amira. Pat Rulon and Dan Millard round out the cast as swings, and function as a kind of Greek chorus.

GroundWorks Theatre presents "O Jerusalem" at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Avenue, from May 15-30 2009. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm. Call 615-262-5485 for reservations, or purchase tickets online HERE.