Cast announced for THE MIKVAH PROJECT by Josh Azouz

The Mikva Project – cast

Alex Waldmann (Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It and Hamlet at the RSC) and Josh Zaré (Every Day I Make Greatness Happen at Hampstead Theatre) The Mikvah Project, directed by Georgia Green, returning to the Orange Tree Theatre following its hugely successful limited run in the OT’s 2019 Directors’ Festival. Don't miss out on £15 tickets – BOOK NOW!

Eitan is 17. Avi is 35.

Eitan loves Arsenal. Avi loves his wife. Eitan goes to college. Avi is trying for a child.

They are in completely different places in their lives. Yet, every Friday, Eitan and Avi meet at the Mikvah to take part in the Jewish ritual of submerging in the water.

As they chat about life in the synagogue, football, the nature of marriage and desire, they form an unexpected bond that threatens to disrupt life outside the Mikvah.

A play about the courage it takes to confront our hidden desires. Filled with singing and water, chutzpah and joy we are reminded how easily a heart can break.

Alex Waldmann plays Avi. He last appeared at the Orange Tree in Widowers’ Houses in 2014. His other theatre credits include: Youth Without God (Coronet Theatre); Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, Hamlet, King John, A Soldier In Every Son, Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company); All My Sons, Henry VI – Wars of the Roses (Rose Theatre); In the Night Time, Big Love (Gate Theatre); King John, Knight of the Burning Pestle, Duchess of Malfi (Shakespeare’s Globe); Jonah and Otto (Park Theatre); The Holy Rosenbergs (National Theatre); Rope (Almeida Theatre); Shraddha (Soho Theatre); Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse); Troilus and Cressida (Barbican); Angry Young Men (Trafalgar Studios); Hobson’s Choice, Waltz of the Toreadors (Chichester Festival Theatre); Macbeth (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Angry Young Men (Pleasance/Battersea Arts Centre); Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams (Finborough Theatre); Fishbowl (Theatre503) TV: includes Humans, Shakespeare Live, Duchess of Malfi and The Night Watch.

Josh Zaré plays Eitan. His theatre credits include: Every Day I Make Greatness Happen (Hampstead Theatre). He appeared on TV in Liar and recently filmed Eurovision for Netflix.

Josh Azouz’s plays The Mikvah Project and Buggy Baby played for extended sold out runs at The Yard Theatre. His play Victoria’s Knickers for the National Youth Theatre was produced at Soho Theatre. He has been invited onto writers groups at the Royal Court and the Bush Theatre, is an associate artist for The Yard and MUJU (Muslim-Jewish Theatre Company), has been on attachment to the National Theatre, and has completed the BBC Drama Room scheme. He won the Channel 4 Playwright award and has spent 2019 on attachment with Headlong. 

Georgia Green’s acclaimed production from our 2019 Directors’ Festival returns. She studied on the Orange Tree’s MA in Theatre Directing, where she assisted Matthew Xia on Amsterdam and Selina Cadell on The Double Dealer. She has also assisted on Zog and Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales (UK tours) and Stick Man (West End).

The Mikvah Project plays for a limited run from 28 February. Don't miss out on £15 tickets – BOOK NOW!

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