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The Demons of Jerusalem is a psychological drama, shifting between three time periods but staying in one location: the area of Jerusalem where Jacob Israel De Haan was murdered. De-Haan (1881-1924) was a poet, author, journalist and lawyer, whose death was arguably the first politicised murder in the history of Israel.
The play explores the conflict between primordial desire and a longing for purity and holiness. De Haans story is one of integrating several identities; an ongoing journey of reconciling differing beliefs and contradictions within ourselves. As the characters search for answers within one another, we are led to question and unravel the masculinities of their very different worlds.
The play contains nudity, sexual simulation, strong language, and discussions of sexual trauma and suicide.
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Director: Avihud Tidhar
Playwright: Gur Arie Piepskovitz
Production: David Hunter
Cast: David Djemal, Mazen Srari, Gur Arie Piepskovitz, Avihud Tidhar