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Arena Stage presents timely premiere of Lawrence Wright's 'Camp David'
Arena Stage presents timely premiere of Lawrence Wright's 'Camp David'

If you haven't yet felt pity for Secretary of State John Kerry, you will after seeing "Camp David," the new play by Lawrence Wright at Arena Stage about the most famous attempt to broker peace in the Middle East. Every issue that has frustrated Kerry lately in his heroic bid to get the parties moving toward a solution -- settlements, Palestinian rights, etc. -- dogged President Jimmy Carter when he enticed President Anwar Sadat and Prime Minister Menachem Begin to Camp David in September 1978 to hash out some sort of agreement. The effort took every tense minute of 13 days. The Camp David Accords hardly settled all the age-old conflicts between Arabs and Israelis, but...

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