New York City
Over 13 days in September, 1978, three world leaders came together to attempt the impossible: a negotiated peace in the Middle East. Journey to the secluded presidential retreat in the Maryland hills near the nation’s capital, where President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn host Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat for a marathon fortnight of debate, arm-twisting, cajoling, stratagems, charm offensives, proposals, and counter-proposals. Camp David, based on first-hand accounts and never-before-seen documents, is Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright’s (The Looming Tower, HBO’s Going Clear) most recent play, from which his New York Times bestseller Thirteen Days in September emerged. Camp David offers a you-are-there view of a great historical achievement whose legacy continues to resonate and tantalize nearly 40 years later.