Mosaic Theater Company of DC's I Shall Not Hate tells the courageous real-life story of a Gaza fertility doctor who refused to relinquish his commitment to coexistence in his region, even after tragedy befalls his family. Based on the memoir by Harvard-educated Palestinian doctor and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Izzeldin Abuelaish, the production guides you through his journey in search of peace and human dignity. Gasan Abas, one of Israel's leading Palestinian actors, brings humanity and heroism to the role of Abuelaish. I Shall Not Hate is performed in Hebrew and Arabic, with a script adapted and staged by Israeli director Shay Pitovsky. This moving depiction comes to D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center as part of the Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival: The War Comes Home, in which Israeli, Arab, and American authors chronicle the impact that recent conflagrations have had on their communities.
This production is presented in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles projected on a screen.