Pulitzer Winner Plans a Broadway Drama About Camp David Accords

News   Pulitzer Winner Plans a Broadway Drama About Camp David Accords
Camp David, a new drama about President Jimmy Carter's Nobel Prize-winning efforts to bring the leaders of Israel and Egypt to sign a peace agreement after years of war, is being prepared for Broadway in the 2016-17 season.

Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter

Molly Smith will direct the production, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, screenwriter and journalist Lawrence Wright, whose book "Thirteen Days in September" covered the same events. Wright won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11."

Camp David had its world premiere at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage in 2014.

Here's how the producers describe Camp David: "The play offers a gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Carter persuaded Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day."

The real-life ex-president revealed plans for the production June 25 in an interview with the Associated Press, saying, “It will be quite an emotional experience for me to see (Camp David) on Broadway.”

Camp David will play a pre-Broadway engagement at The Old Globe in San Diego May 13-June 19, 2016. It will be produced on Broadway by Steve Traxler and Gerald Rafshoon.

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