The Hearing

Arts & Culture

A high school student complains about their teacher expressing leftist views in the classroom, and then the teacher is called in for a hearing. This is the true story of Adam Verete who was publicly threatened and humiliated after opening a dialogue about the morality of an army in a public high school in Israel. Directed by Guy Ben-Aharon.

The protocol of The Hearing was first conceived as a performance by Renana Raz in Israel. This translation, by Natalie Fainstein and Guy Ben-Aharon, was commissioned and produced by Boston's Israeli Stage, sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre and dialogue.

Michael Sfard, one of Israel’s foremost human rights lawyers who represented Adam Verete in the judicial hearing, will join the director in a panel discussion after the show.

Adam              Sean Baker 
Meirav             Annabel Mullion 
Leah                Jacquetta May 
Avi                  Craig Mathers 

Sean Baker has appeared in numerous British TV favourites including Doctors, Call the Midwife, and Holby City.

Annabel Mullion’s film appearances include include Carrington (1995), Mission: Impossible (1996), Me Without You (2001), and Mother's Milk (2012) and she has appeared in many television shows including Law and Order UKDoll and EmAgatha Christie's PoirotBreathlessWallanderMidsomer Murders and Lewis.
 
Jacquetta May has appeared in many television programs including EastendersCardiac ArrestPeak PracticeI'm Alan PartridgeSilent WitnessLaw & Order: UKThe BillCasualty and Holby City and she co-founded the award-winning new writing theatre company Plain Clothes Productions.
 
Craig Mathers is an American actor who has appeared in numerous stage productions including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Stage Kiss, Henry VIII, The Banality of Love, and The Taming of the Shrew.

“Israeli Stage recognizes the value of discussing the thought-provoking issues” ~BroadwayWorld.com

“An optic through which to examine our own nation’s problems…a provocative mirror on the vicissitudes of our own democracy.” ~ArtsFuse.org

“A powerful play…about issues of academic freedom.” ~The Financial Times

“The show is, at times, laugh out loud funny! The statements and arguments made are so outlandish, that you can’t help but laugh.” ~The Brookline Tab      

 

        

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