President Jimmy Carter Is The Subject Of An Upcoming Broadway Play Called ‘Camp David’

President Jimmy Carter will be recognized in a unique way this year for is work at the Camp David Accord, where he established peace between Israel and Egypt. He has already won a Nobel prize for his efforts, but this may be even more exciting for the elder American statesman. He feels honored to be portrayed in a Broadway play, which will first premiere in San Diego before settling in for a whole season on Broadway.

President Jimmy Carter and his role in establishing a lasting peace at Camp David will be presented in the Lawrence Write Broadway play Camp David. The production will be on Broadway for the 2016–2017 season. First, however, it will premiere at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Previews will begin May 3, and the play will open May 20 in San Diego and run through June 19. Playbill offers all the details of this star-studded tribute to the great peacemaker.

The part of President Jimmy Carter will be played by Richard Thomas of The Waltons. Thomas is famous also for his role in the Stephen King movie It and countless Broadway roles. Richard Thomas will be opening at the Globe in May alongside his co-star Hallie Foote. Ned Eisenberg has a major role in the production as well. Khaled Nabawy, an Egyptian film star, will play the part of Anwar Sadat.

Actor Richard Thomas who played the part of John Boy in the TV show The Waltons, Will Play President Jimmy Carter on Broadway's Camp David (Photo by Chris Radburn - Pool / Getty Images)
Actor Richard Thomas who played the part of John Boy in the TV show The Waltons, Will Play President Jimmy Carter on Broadway's Camp David (Photo by Chris Radburn - Pool / Getty Images)
Hallie Foote will Co-star in Camp David as Rosalynn Carter. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Hallie Foote will Co-star in Camp David as Rosalynn Carter. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Lawrence Write, who wrote Camp David, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist who previously wrote the book Thirteen Days of September. This book was also about Camp David and Jimmy Carter’s role in establishing peace between Israel and Egypt. Write won his Pulitzer for The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Camp David will be a dramatic production of the historic events as recorded by Lawrence Write, with Molly Smith as the director of Camp David, both at the Globe In San Diego and on Broadway in New York.

In an interview with the Associated Press, former President Jimmy Carter revealed plans for the production of Camp David last year, but at the time, details and dates had not been set. President Carter is very excited about the production of Camp David and is very much looking forward to seeing it. He related his feelings to the Associated Press.

“It will be quite an emotional experience for me to see (Camp David) on Broadway.”

The triple handshake between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (L), US President Jimmy Carter (C) and Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin seals the signing of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treat March 26, 1979 on the White House lawn in Washington DC. (Photo by Tel Or Beni/GPO/Getty Images)
The triple handshake between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (L), US President Jimmy Carter (C) and Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin seals the signing of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treat March 26, 1979 on the White House lawn in Washington DC. (Photo by Tel Or Beni/GPO/Getty Images)
Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn at the Democratic Convention
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn wave to the audience during the Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter July 26, 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Camp David is the story of President Carter’s efforts to bring Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin together in a peace agreement. Jimmy Carter won a Nobel Prize for bringing the leaders together to establish peace between the two nations. These two nations have remained at peace with each over many decades. There has never been any conflict between the two nations since Carter sat down with them to iron out their age-old differences.

Thanks to President Jimmy Carter and his diplomatic abilities, Egypt and Israel are still at peace. We can count on Richard Thomas to show us exactly how President Carter accomplished this feat of foreign diplomacy.

Jimmy Carter, a Nobel prize-winning diplomat, and profound speaker, will soon witness his actions portrayed by Richard Thomas for the audience of the Old Globe Theatre.

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