by Deborah Freeman
Two sisters. Vivid reflections of their lives and conflicts. Art. Zionism. A neurotic young Gallery curator. William Holman Hunt. And of course – a goat.
A rehearsed reading of The Scapegoat, a new play by Deborah Freeman, based on The Scapegoat, a painting by William Holman Hunt, the pre-Raphaelite artist and Victorian Christian Zionist. This marked the first public rehearsed reading of the first act of the play, supported by Manchester Art Gallery and Mapalim.
Prior to the reading there was a talk given by Mira Meshulam, who lives in the house in Jerusalem that was built and lived in by Hunt.
Directed by: Ariella Eshed, artistic director of Tik-sho-ret.
Cast: Kate Jarman, Martin Jones, Lachlan McCall, Maria Moustaka, Maggie Robson.
Held at the Manchester Art Gallery, March 13th 2010, and the London event on March 15th was in the Mapalim parlour space at 181-185 Queen’s Crescent, London NW5 4DS. The Manchester event wcost £5/£3.50 concessions. The London event was free with donations kindly requested.
Presentation of ‘ The Scapegoat’ to date;