About This Show

“Hatikvah” means “hope” in Hebrew. It is also the title of the Israeli national anthem and is a commodity in short supply as the cycles of escalating violence become more intense in the Middle East.

Hatikvah is told from three separate historical points: the Biblical time of Abraham, the man considered to be the father of both religions; the time after World War II when the British occupied Palestine and the Jews were looking for a homeland after the horrors of the Holocaust; and present day, where the Palestinians find themselves at odds with Israel as they seek to establish a place they can call home. It makes a plea for the end to the cycle of escalating violence in favor of new thinking and linear problem solving.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: June 11, 2004 Final Performance: July 17, 2004
Location: Stage 52, California

5299 W Washington Blvd,

Los Angeles,


View Map

You Might Also Like


Performances begin: July 26, 2024

Cyrano de Bergerac

Performances begin: September 4, 2024

Dido of Idaho

Final performance: August 26, 2024

Tartuffe: Born Again

Final performance: October 13, 2024

If I Needed Someone

Performances begin: August 2, 2024