THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

Office of Public Relations

Pomona, NJ  08240

 

Six Actors in Search of a Plot at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Event Set for Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. in the Performing Arts Center on the Galloway Twp. Campus

For Immediate Release

Monday, September 25, 2006

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Jessica Hudson

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950

GALLOWAY TWP., NJ – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Performing Arts Center will host Six Actors in Search of a Plot, a play that has sparked both a great deal of conflict and much hope.  Featuring Palestinian and Jewish actors, Six Actors adds a new perspective for both actors and audiences alike in its methods of teaching tolerance and mutual consideration.  Affiliated with the nonprofit group, Peace Child Israel, the Jewish and Palestinian actors have argued on many of their lines.  However, according to Dr. Yalowitz, the play’s director and choreographer, working toward this collaboration has been “very personally, deeply hopeful.”

Though the plot may not necessarily be agreed upon, the Palestinian and Jewish Israeli actors work hard to discover and tell a common story shared by all humanity.  Though history, both personal history and shared, may be distorted by perception or politics, this play offers a parallel story of birth, both human birth and of the birth of Palestine and Israel.  Conflict both on and off the stage has threatened the play’s success, but the drive to work toward peace and common goals, to successfully co-exist and to work toward a more peaceful future for Israel brings this play to Stockton.

Muhammed Ahmad Zaher, the Palestinian playwright was inspired by Luigi Pirandello’s signature work “Six Actors in Search of an Author.”  Mr. Zaher based this script upon the work of Israeli Jewish and Arab facilitators who are associated with Peace Child Israel, a group whose base is in Tel Aviv and who uses their work to teach tolerance to teenagers who are Jewish or Arab.  Audience members at each of the shows are encouraged to sign up for discussion groups at the end of the program.

 

Tickets will be available to the general public for $7 each beginning Thursday, September 28th and must be purchased in person at the box office.  For directions, contact the Stockton Performing Arts Center at (609) 652-9000 or pac@stockton.edu .

 

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