April 23, 2014

Interview with Assharq al-Awsat

Wright sat down with Assharq al-Awsat, the leading Arabic language paper. The interview is only available in Arabic. 

April 02, 2014

American Theatre Tells How ‘Camp David’ Came to Life

The April issue of American Theatre magazine profiles Wright and explores how the new play, Camp David, came to life. 

Each of Wright’s plays has been “a big step forward,” [Oskar] Eustis remarks. When playwrights create drama from journalism, “the biggest hurdle is demonstrating to people that the theatre has something to add to this discussion. And there are few people who are better qualified to do that than Larry.”

April 02, 2014

Curtain Rises for ‘Camp David’

A Note from Lawrence Wright

We open “Camp David” tomorrow night, with President and Ms. Carter in attendance, along with Jehan Sadat.

Maximum pressure on the actors. And the playwright!

March 24, 2014

Jewish Daily Forward Previews ‘Camp David’

“Nations don’t make peace, people do. That fundamental rule of foreign policy is at the crux of Camp David, Lawrence Wright’s new play about the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace negotiations, which is receiving its world premiere at Washington’s venerable Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.”

March 21, 2014

This Weekend: See ‘Camp David,’ Says Washington Post

“Diplomacy wonks will be paying close attention to "Camp David," a dramatic adaptation of 1978's 13-day Middle East peace summit between President Jimmy Carter (Richard Thomas), Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Ron Rifkin) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (Khaled Nabawy). The play, which makes its world premiere at Arena Stage, is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, a staff writer for the New Yorker. The opening performance is Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55-$110; get them here.”

March 20, 2014

‘Camp David’ in Washingtonian

“It’s hard to imagine many dramatists getting access to a former President and First Lady while researching a production. But few have Lawrence Wright’s résumé…”

March 19, 2014

VIDEO: POLITICO Talks with ‘Camp David’

POLITICO interviews Wright and longtime Carter aide, Gerald Rafshoon, about Camp David, which starts previews this Friday, March 21, at DC’s Arena Stage.

March 08, 2014

Camp David on Hardball with Chris Matthews

A Note from Lawrence Wright

Richard Thomas, who plays Jimmy Carter in my Camp David play, was on Hardball tonight. Great job.