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J.T. Rogers
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Full Length, Political Thriller
11 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 14, Flexible Set
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3663-4
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play. Everyone remembers the stunning and iconic moment in 1993 when Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands on the South Lawn of the White House. But among the many questions that laced the hope of the moment was that of Norway’s role. How did such high-profile negotiations come to be held secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo? A darkly funny and sweeping play, OSLO tells the surprising true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas: a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.
“…a vivid, thoughtful and astonishingly lucid account of a byzantine chapter in international politics." —NY Times. “…unequivocally fascinating…compulsively watchable…This is what we call drama, and it’s what we live for.” —Variety. “…a madly engrossing play…[OSLO] turns the negotiations that led to the Israeli-Palestinian peace accord of 1993 into gripping human drama. …it does so by making diplomacy not just interesting but moving…” —NY Magazine.