Posts Tagged ‘Boaz Gaon’

Ari Roth Is Unfazed by Return to Haifa Detractors

When Return to Haifa—which makes its American debut at Theater J this weekend—first opened in Tel Aviv in 2008, playwright Boaz Gaon and the Cameri Theatre found themselves barraged by protestors on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide. The play's opening brought Palestinians objecting to an Israeli adaptation of a novella by one of their own [...]

Theater J’s Almost-Scandalous Return to Haifa

To Theater J Artistic Director Ari Roth, the first attempt to bring an adaptation of the late Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani's novella Return to Haifa to American stages was stampeded by a "bull in a china shop." That's how Roth described Jason Southerland, his former opposite number at the Next Theatre Company of Evanston, Ill., who [...]