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Science & the Arts: Playwright Iddo Netanyahu’s A Happy End (Israel)

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Dec 12, 2011
Dec 12, 2011
Elebash Recital Hall

Part of the Science & the Arts Series, The Graduate Center CUNY, with Nobel Laureate Dr. Roald Hoffmann

A Happy End,Tel Aviv Production Courtesy Iddo Netanyahu

A Happy End,Tel Aviv Production
Courtesy Iddo Netanyahu

IIddo Netanyahu’s play A Happy End follows acclaimed Jewish physicist Mark Erdmann, head of the atomic lab at the University of Berlin, and his wife Leah through the arduous decision of whether or not to leave Germany following the notorious elections of 1932. Playwright, author, and physician Netanyahu will discuss the intersection of science and the arts with scientist, playwright, and Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann of Cornell University. The reading will be directed by Ami Dayan. Co-presented with Science & the Arts, The Graduate Center CUNY. With special thanks to Louise Hirschfeld Cullman.

Iddo Netanyahu is an author and playwright.  He has written books and short stories which have been published in Hebrew and translated into other languages.  His play A Happy End has been staged in Italy, Germany and Israel to critical acclaim.  Netanyahu lives in Jerusalem and divides his time between writing and working as an MD.

Ami Dayan (Director) studied and worked professionally in Israel, Europe, and the USA. His work has recently been commissioned by The Denver Center Theatre Company, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and The Roe Green Foundation. Having worked with all major theaters in Israel, Ami’s Off Broadway credits include Dario Fo’s A Tale of a Tiger, Alan Drury’s The Man Himself, Ilan Hatsor’s Masked, and Oren Neeman’s Conviction. Ami is presently working on a commissioned adaptation of Lessing’s classic Nathan the Wise.

6:30 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2011
Elebash Recital Hall. Free!ArtsFest

Iddo Netanyahu Photo courtesy of artist

Iddo Netanyahu
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Ami Dayan Photo courtesy of artist

Ami Dayan
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