In the middle of the night, two young American peace activists – one Jew, one Muslim – unexpectedly meet, both of them on the cusp of an irreversible decision. Throughout the evening, the two unlikely friends debate politics, reveal personal tragedies, and come to a surprising and romantic mutual understanding.
Elissabeth Frankel's plays include “Minutes Before the Volcano” (for which she won the University of Michigan Hopwood Prize for Drama and the Dennis McIntyre Award); “Junk Girl;” “The German Party;” “Last Night;” and “Creature of Mary.” Original playwriting adaptations include Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl into a one-woman show; and “Peter Pan,” which she directed in 2014. As a teenager, Elisabeth won the Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition. Previous internship experience includes New York Theatre Workshop; Telsey and Company Casting; and the Broadway musical “Chaplin.” Education: BFA in Theatre Directing, University of Michigan (Go Blue).