Pangs of the Messiah


March 19 - May 10, 2009

A Midwest Premiere

Written by Motti Lerner
Directed by Jennifer Green

Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago

Set in 2012 amidst the signing of a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians, Motti Lerner’s Pangs of the Messiah is an apocalyptic yet fiercely humane drama about eight West Bank Jewish settlers pitted against an Israel they feel betrayed by. The play focuses on a religious family that finds itself torn between fighting to stay in their settlement and obeying their government’s decision to dismantle it. Left hanging in the balance is the legacy of their beliefs.