Posts Tagged ‘Return to Haifa’

Arts Roundup: Was It Good for U? Edition

Theater of Dissent: In Sunday's WaPo, Peter Marks examines what happens when Theater J—prone to button-pushing as it is—pisses off certain supporters of the state of Israel and its ruling Likud party. In short: Last March, when Theater J hosted the Israeli Cameri Theatre's staging of Return to Haifa by the Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani, a [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Magrudergrind, U.S. Royalty, Return to Haifa

It's all been online for nearly a day already, but in case you missed something, this week's dead-tree City Paper has lots of sexy stuff:

Leor Galil profiles D.C. grindcore trio Magrudergrind, who pissed off some of their peers by releasing an EP through Scion, the Toyota brand. But why are grindcore kids still hung up [...]

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 [...]