March 23 - April 09, 2017
Thursday to Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 3PM
Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street
Written and conceived by Lahav Timor
Based on the novel by Yossi Sucary
Directed by Michal Gamily
Theater | World Premiere
Benghazi – Bergen-Belsen is an original play based on the novel of the same name by Yossi Sucary. Tracing the story of the holocaust of the Jews of Libya, the play gives voice to a larger cultural narrative that is conspicuously absent from prevalent stories of the Jewish holocaust. By citing the marginalized racial politics of the holocaust, the show urges a reconsidering of both historical and contemporary religious, cultural, and racial oppression and violence. Underscoring the contemporary urgency of the story, the play features both historical and present-day images of New York, Europe, Syria, Africa, and the Middle East.