Israeli Artist Gabriella Lev to Present 'Esther' at TU Feb. 25

Tuesday, February 16, 1999

Published on 2/16/99

Internationally acclaimed Israeli artist Gabriella Lev will perform her one-woman show, “Esther,” at The University of Tulsa at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25. The performance, which is open to the public, will be in TU’s Chapman Theatre in Kendall Hall, located south of Florence Avenue and Fifth Place. General admission is $6, or $2 for senior citizens, TU students, staff and faculty.

“Esther” is a play that examines the timeless battles between good and evil, man and woman, Jew and Gentile, as well as man and God. Their relevance to today is presented as Esther’s method of uniting these opposites is revealed.

Lev created “Esther” through her work with Theatre Company Jerusalem, where she is the director and a co-founder. The company creates a fusion of contemporary theatre and ancient Aramatic and Hebrew texts which become a living transmission of the Jewish oral tradition of the Talmud Biblical commentary and Midrash (homiletic explanations of the Biblical text).

This performance will be touring the United States this spring and was brought to Tulsa by The University of Tulsa, The Jewish Federation of Tulsa, The Oklahoma Israel Exchange, and The Schusterman Family Foundation. Additionally, a grant from The Oklahoma Arts Council helped make this program possible.

Proceeding the performance, Barbara Finer, education director of Temple Israel, will present a lecture about the story of Esther. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the TU box office at 631-2567 or the Tulsa Jewish Federation at 495-1111.