Reuven Russell and Sam Guncler in The Quarrel
(© Ira Machefsky)
Reuven Russell and Sam Guncler in The Quarrel
(© Ira Machefsky)
Full casting has been announced for the New York premiere of The Quarrel, written by David Brandes and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. The production will play the DR2 Theatre, September 2-28, with an opening September 7. Robert Walden will direct.

Two estranged friends, torn apart by personal betrayal and uprooted by war, meet after years of separation. One has become an Orthodox rabbi, the other a secular writer. Their accidental meeting sparks a battle of wits that tests the limits of friendship, faith, and tolerance. Adapted from "My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner," a short story by the acclaimed Yiddish writer Chaim Grade, the play is based on Brandes and Telushkin's film, originally broadcast on PBS's American Playhouse.

The cast will include Sam Guncler (Chaim), Reuven Russell (Hersh), and Federico Trigo (Joshua).

A number of The Quarrel's performances will be followed by discussions with noted scholars, artists and writers from both religious and secular communities. Telushkin will lead post-show discussions on Sunday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 24.

For more information, visit www.thequarreltheplay.com.