Granada

by Avi Glickstein

directed by Jessica Brater

 

Granada begins in 1992 as the King of Spain prepares to symbolically welcome Jews back to Spain after 500 years of banishment. A young Egyptian Jewish woman has been invited to stand in for all of those exiled—but following the ceremony, she reveals to Spain’s prince that she believes herself to be the resurrection of Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), philosopher, royal physician, and Jewish cultural icon. Quite suddenly, the prince’s world is not what it was before her revelation: he is pursued by a bear, seduced by a princess hatched from a grapefruit, and nearly betrayed by his trusty aide-de-camp. Is this the beginning of the Messianic age? Bringing together characters and storytelling from Sephardic Jewish folklore and history and weaving from Spain to Israel to Morocco and back again, Granada explores issues of identity, both religious and national, and the uncanny link among followers of a tradition separated by continents but united by a state of exile.

Performances: 

 11/5/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/6/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/7/2009 at 3:00pm
 11/7/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/8/2009 at 7:00pm
 11/12/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/13/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/14/2009 at 3:00pm
 11/14/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/15/2009 at 7:00pm
 11/19/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/20/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/21/2009 at 3:00pm
 11/21/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/22/2009 at 7:00pm

Theatre/Venue Access Gallery 

380 Broadway, 4th floor  New York

Phone Number for Reservations  
Website for reservations http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=GRA21  
Running time 1hr. 40min. 

 

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