J.T. Rogers’ Oslo Opens Tonight

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The Bartlett Sher-helmed political thriller opens at LCT's Newhouse.
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 opens 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.

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.

(Updated July 11, 2016)

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