An Israeli-Palestinian take on the archetypal tale of cursed lovers
If nothing else, our high school reading of Romeo and Juliet taught us this: stories with star-crossed lovers have the best shelf life. This rings true with Night Blooming Jasmine, the play about a young Israeli war hero and his love, a Palestinian woman from the Emmy-nominated playwright Israela Margalit. Though it originally debuted over a decade ago to rave reviews, it’s since been revamped and refitted. Culture clashes and the looming backdrop of war make for a gripping tale. Best available seating allocated by the venue on arrival. Running time is approximately an hour and a half.
"Fast moving and engaging"