Entertainment

Review of Oslo at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center


August 11, 2016 
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

New York, NY – The sold-out show Oslo at Lincoln Center’ s Mitzi Newhouse theater will be moving to the Broadway house at Lincoln Center, The Vivian Beaumont Theater. This is a complicated and engrossing theatrical event which has plenty of humor.

This is the historic story of the Oslo Agreement, which was headline news when in the Rose Garden at the White House in 1993, with President Bill Clinton looking on Yitzchak Rabin (the Israeli Prime Minister) shook hands with Yasser Arafat (The Palestinian Liberation Organization Leader) who agreed to recognize each other and to resolve their differences peacefully.

Bartlett Sher magnificently directs the show written by noted playwright, J.T. Rogers. Mr. Bartlett successfully directs a cast of 15 encouraging the humanity each side brings to the table in this politically poignant drama. Although the show is three hours long with three intermissions, the drama and portrayals of the Norwegian mediators and The Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are terrific and engrossing as time seems to fly. Tony Award winners Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson May lead the wonderful cast.

This is a play which has the emotions necessary to maintain the attention of the audience with humor, intrigue, excitement, and highly intelligent dialogue and moves to a conclusion which emphasizes hope for the future.

August 10, 2016

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