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Israeli Playwright to Represent U.S. at German Fest

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The founder and artistic director of The Jewish Theatre of New York has been chosen to represent his adoptive country, the United States, in Germany's most prestigious festival of contemporary drama.

Israeli-born Tuvia Tenenbom, who has written many provocative plays about love letters to Adolf Hitler, the Arab and Israeli conflict, and young Arab boys who are sexually involved with a rabbi, will join this year's Mulheimer Theatertage NRW Stucke festival to read excerpts from his new one-man play, Last Jew in Europe.

The event will focus on the dialogue of different cultures. Thirty two countries, with one representative each, will participate in the three-day long event in early June.

Last Jew in Europe deals with anti-Semitism in modern Europe.

Tenenbom will stage excerpts stateside at the Theatre for a New City's Lower East Festival, on May 28, at 8:30 p.m. at 155 First Ave. The play is scheduled to open Nov. 15.

The Germany festival will be held June 3-5.

For more info, call Liz Lauren at (212) 494-0050 or email TheJTNY@aol.com.

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