Well, he tried anyway. In 2011, UNH theatre professor David Kaye packed up his wife and two young daughters and headed to Israel intent on achieving the unachievable: Peace in the Middle East. With rockets flying and his family kvetching, you will see the true story of a man’s optimism put to the ultimate test in Kaye’s one-man tragicomedy, “How I Brought Peace to the Middle East,” both written and performed by Kaye, who will take you along on his many misadventures from Vermont to the Holy Land.
Performances of “How I Brought Peace to the Middle East,” will take place on Friday, October 16 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth, N.H., before the show heads to New York City to be part of the prestigious United Solo theatre festival. Kaye’s festival performance will take place on November 13. United Solo is the world’s largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 6th season. The juried festival opened on September 17 for a ten-week run, featuring 150 solo productions from six continents. All shows are staged at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City.