Russell and Guncler Quarrel Off-Broadway Beginning Sept. 2

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David Brandes and Joseph Telushkin's stage adaptation of The Quarrel begins performances Off-Broadway Sept. 2.
Reuven Russell
Reuven Russell

Reuven Russell and Sam Guncler co-star in the production that will officially open at the DR2 Sept. 7. Performances continue through Sept. 28. Based on the film of the same name, The Quarrel, press notes state, begins as "two estranged friends, torn apart by personal betrayal and uprooted by war, meet after years of separation. 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 Guncler 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 about the play.

The production plays Sundays through Thursdays, with no performances on the Jewish Sabbath (Friday sundown through Saturday sundown).

For tickets phone (212) 239-6200 or visit TheQuarrel.

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