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A Play For Our Times

27 February 2015 @ 08:48

It seems that the Actual Leader Of The Free World has another sibling, besides his late hero brother Yoni, who is cut from the same courageous cloth…

From the New York Post, Yaron Steinbuch reporting, we learn [worth quoting in full]:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s brother is making his off-Broadway debut.

Dr. Iddo Netanyahu’s 2007 play, “A Happy End” — about a Jewish couple deciding whether to leave Germany in 1932 — will hit New York City for the first time Friday.

Netanyahu, 63, a physician, historian and playwright, believes human nature is flawed, as people tend to ignore warning signs.

“It is the human condition . . . People have a need for optimism,” Netanyahu told The Post. “People can see and not see. They can’t always comprehend reality and make decisions based on reality.”

He said his wife’s mother and her Zionist family left for Switzerland as Hitler took power. But many did not and were among the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

“Happy End” is not just a World War II or Holocaust story, Iddo Netanyahu said.

“It is about how we perceive events around us, how we truly judge them, and what role self-delusion might play in our most important decisions,” he said.

Previews for “A Happy End” will begin Friday. The play will open March 11 at the June Havoc Theatre, at 312 W. 36th St.

A play, indeed, fitting for these Dark Times when self-delusion reigns supreme across The Fruited Plain.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. formwiz permalink
    27 February 2015 @ 14:20 14:20

    All 3 of the Netanyahu brothers were commandos, one is a surgeon and author, another PM of Israel.

    A very distinguished family.

    The closest we get to that, according to the media, is the Kennedys, Clintons, and Obamas.

  2. 28 February 2015 @ 08:20 08:20

    Reblogged this on That Mr. G Guy's Blog.

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