The highly dramatic play, Faces of War, a provocative look at the Israeli-Palestinian crisis seen through the lives of two friends raised together, but now on opposite sides of the war, will be given its New York premiere, July 10 as part of Bima-ny's Monthly Stageded reading series.. It is being produced by BIMA-NY in association with Makor/92nd Street Y, directed by BIMA-NY member, Harriet Spitzer-Picker.Faces of War, is written by award-winning television writer, Stephanie Liss, who won a Writers Guild Award for her teleplay, Hidden in Silence.
“Faces of War was inspired by a true story,” says Liss,"but it gives an insight from the Israeli perspective of what that country has endured, which many recent plays and movies have not represented.We have seen projects written from the" Liss completed the play after doing underground research in the Middle East with the PLO and Hamas.
BIMA-NY is a new theater group, which is dedicated to contemporary Jewish issues, through education, theater and workshops, while remaining Shomer Shabbat, (observant of the Sabbath, with no performances on Friday or Saturday). They present plays that will appeal to the young and hip theater-goers, who are interested in the issues and concerns of today. Faces of War will be staged at the Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y, at 35 West 67th Street, New York, 10023. For further information, contact www.bima-ny.org.
Added by Bima-NY on June 13, 2006