David Brandes and Joseph Telushkin's stage adaptation of The Quarrel is based on the film of the same name. Running Sept. 2-28, the production will officially open Sept. 7.
In The Quarrel, "two estranged friends, torn apart by personal betrayal and uprooted by war, meet after years of separation," according to press notes. "One has become an Orthodox rabbi, the other a secular writer. Their accidental meeting sparks a battle of wits that tests the limits of friendship, faith and tolerance."
Originally aired on PBS' American Playhouse, the teleplay was adapted by Brandes and Telushkin from Chaim Grade's short story "My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner."
Sam Gunclear has appeared on Broadway in The Gathering as well as in the Off-Broadway stagings of Bug and The Goldman Project. Reuven Russell, who originated the role of Hersh in the stage premiere of The Quarrel, has appeared in the films "Chaplin,"" Inside Monkey Zetterland," and "The Proprietor."
Following the Sept. 7 and 24 performances, The Quarrel's co-writer, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, will lead post-show discussions on the play. The production plays Sundays through Thursdays, with no performances on the Jewish Sabbath (Friday sundown through Saturday sundown).
Tickets for The Quarrel will be available shortly via Telecharge. For further information visit TheQuarrel.