Philosophy Professor Stages New Play

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BARUCH COLLEGE, NEW YORK, NY (9/19/02) An excerpt from Dr. Douglas Lackeys new play, Kaddish in East Jerusalem: An Incident in the Intifada, will be staged on Monday, September 30 at the Theater for the New City. Part of a fundraising event that will present a dozen selections from the Theaters upcoming season, Kaddish is a tragedy centered around the relationship between Salem, an Arab committed to nonviolent political action, and Irina, his Ukrainian Jewish girlfriend. The event will also feature celebrity guests and a silent auction of theater memorabilia. Kaddish in East Jerusalem will begin its performance run on March 13th, 2002.

Douglas Lackey has been a professor in the Baruch College Philosophy Department since 1972. He also teaches at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

The Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Street. For further information about Kaddish in East Jerusalem, contact the Theater at (212) 254-1109 or at info@theaterforthenewcity.org.