Zalmen or The Madness of God

From Elie Wiesel, one of the most important voices of our time, comes "Zalmen or the Madness of God." Set in post-Stalinist Russia in a synagogue on the eve of an appearance by a Western acting troupe, "Zalmen" has been described as a cry of anguish about the collective guilt of "the silent." The play was written after Wiesel's visit to the Soviet Union in 1965. "Zalmen is profoundly haunting," declared The New York Times, and "a play that will stick in memories." Directed by Peter Levin and Alan Schneider, the play also concerns man's need for tradition as well as the futility of gestures.

"Profoundly haunting. One that will stick in memories." - The New York Times

1975, Drama, 120 minutes, Color

Cast: Dianne Wiest, Robert Prosky, Joseph Wiseman


Written by: Elie Wiesel


Produced by: Ken Campbell

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1975

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