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John Gertz in association with Love Sick Development LLC and Park Theatre present the European Premiere of

A Song of Songs

Written and Directed by Ofra Daniel

Associate Director Victoria Góngora
Music by Ofra Daniel and Lior Ben Hur in collaboration with Ali Paris
 

From an unprecedented collaboration of international artists comes A Song of Songs, a critically acclaimed musical play, and winner of The San Francisco Critics Award for the best new production. A Song of Songs fuses a world music score, Middle Eastern harmonics, dazzling choreography and an inspiring story of passion and awakening. Drawing on influences that span continents and millennia - from ancient feminist eroticism to the sounds of modern European Flamenco, Klezmer and the Middle-East. 
 
A Song of Songs tells the story of a young wife (Ofra Daniel) in a loveless marriage who discovers she has an unseen admirer. Intrigued, she enters into a mysterious and fervent love affair, finding herself on a dazzling journey of sexual and personal empowerment.  
 
A Song of Songs creative team features a multicultural collection of award-winning artists including the prolific Israeli actress and composer Ofra Daniel (Behind Closed DoorsEdges, What if?Kassit – The Musical – San Francisco) and composer Lior Ben-Hur (Sol Tevél).

Alongside, there will be five on stage musicians: world-renowned Spanish Los Gallos trained Ramon Ruiz on lead flamenco guitar (Gypsy Kings, Anoushka Shankar, Hamza Namira); percussionist Antonio Romero (The Band’s Visit – Donmar); plus upright bass Ashley Blasse, clarinet Daniel Gouly and klezmer violin Amy Morwenna Price – who together will be creating and jamming, bringing their own inclusive fusion of extraordinary musicality. 

This new production of A Song of Songs is a true multicultural theatrical event. The 2017 San Francisco premiere had audiences on their feet and was hailed as ‘extraordinary… lush… full of surprises… Highest Rating! This story seems ordained by gods!’ (San Francisco Chronicles).  

 

‘Jubilant and mournful, it’s a stirring world-music mix’ San Jose Mercury News

‘Daniel is positively hypnotic as Tirza…..The Israeli-born performer almost dares you to look away’ DC Theatre Scene.

Artwork by Rebecca Pitt.