What Do Critics Think of Political Thriller Oslo?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Political Thriller Oslo?
Bartlett Sher directs a cast at Lincoln Center Theater that includes two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle and Tony winner Jefferson Mays.
Michael Aronov,
Michael Aronov, Anthony Azizi, and Jefferson Mays in Oslo. T. Charles Erickson

The Lincoln Center Theater production of J.T. Rogers’ Oslo, a political thriller about the secret talks that led to the 1993 peace agreement between Israel and the PLO, officially opened July 11. Bartlett Sher directs a cast that includes two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle (The Real Thing) and Tony winner Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder).

Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Performances began June 16 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

The cast also features Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, Anthony Azizi, Jeb Kreager, Christopher McHale, Angela Pierce and T. Ryder Smith.

Read reviews for the show below:

ABC News
AM New York
Entertainment Weekly
The Hollywood Reporter
NBC New York
New York Times

Billed as a “darkly comic epic,” the LCT-commissioned play tells the story of how a young couple, played by Ehle and Mays, planned top-secret meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, culminating in the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords.

“Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, Oslo is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world,” state LCT press notes.

The production features sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Peter John Still.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit lct.org.

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