"Ulysses on Bottles" Benefit Performance

Change the Story, Change the World!





Come support New Story Leadership at the Mosaic Theater on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Help us change the story!


For the second year in a row, New Story Leadership is proud to partner with the Mosaic Theater Company of DC on the premier performance of their 2017 Voices From A Changing Middle East theater festival!

Originally produced in the United States by Israeli Stage, in association with ArtsEmerson.  Launching the 2017 Voices Festival marking 50 years of The Occupation, the Israeli playwright Gilad Evron’s poetic and poignant play recounts the fallout when an Israeli-Arab ex-teacher, nicknamed Ulysses, attempts to sail into Gaza on a raft made of plastic bottles, bearing with him a cargo of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Paired with a successful Israeli-Jewish attorney who takes his case pro bono, Ulysses on Bottles is a tale of two worlds colliding over Gaza, in which the profound implication of privilege and access in one of the hotbeds of the world intersect with surprising sympathy and humor. This captivating story is “an allegory on the definition of freedom—what it means, what it entails and what it demands” (The Jerusalem Post). Winner of Israel Theater Prize’s Best Original Play in 2012.


The Benefit Performance includes a cocktail reception before the performance where you will have the chance to meet the NSL community and special guests.  The reception will include beverages and generous hors d'oeuvres until 7pm, when a live band will provide entertainment leading up to the performance.

Following the performance will be a special panel discussion featuring the creative minds behind the performance, New Story Leadership alumni, and members of the Mosaic Theatre!

Don't miss your chance at this very special benefit night of theatre and discussion.


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