Winner of the Kleban Prize and The Theatre for the American Musical Award
Book & Lyrics Laurence Holzman & Felicia Needleman
Music Kyle Rosen
Music Director Miles Plant
Choreography Alex Sanchez
Directed by Don Stephenson
Join us for the off-Broadway premiere of this original musical comedy, which explores a real-life psychological malady that causes tourists in Israel—over 200 every year!—to suffer mental breakdowns and suddenly come to believe that they are characters from the Bible. Meet an inept tour guide who turns into Moses, a professor in a troubled marriage who thinks she’s Abraham’s wife Sarah, and a resort tycoon with daddy issues who might be Jesus…not to mention multiple Virgin Marys and the Lord Herself. The Jerusalem Syndrome is an outrageous romp, but it is also a story of hope in which the characters come to see that today, just like in the times of their biblical alter egos, miracles are happening all around us.
The Jerusalem Syndrome…if it weren't true, you'd never believe it.
The Jerusalem Syndome is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.