Written by J.T. Rogers
Directed by Paige Johnston Thomas
May 23-25 and May 30-June 1 at 7:30pm
Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square
345 N. College St, Charlotte, 28202
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Oslo contains adult language, recommended for ages 16+
Winner of every major theatre award in 2017 including the Tony Award for Best New Play
Everyone remembers the stunning and iconic moment in 1993 when Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands on the South Lawn of the White House. But among the many questions that laced the hope of the moment was that of Norway’s role. How did such high-profile negotiations come to be held secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo? A darkly funny and sweeping play, OSLO tells the surprising true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas: a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.
What People Are Saying
OSLO is a wonderful and moving work that portrays how real diplomacy works. The play shows us what can happen when men and women on opposite sides of what is perceived as an intractable divide strive to create a shared humanity.
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
“…as expansive and ambitious as any in recent Broadway history…[A] colossus [with] urgent behind-the-scenes intimacy at its fast-beating heart…a marvel of both expository efficiency and exciting showmanship, by which a big picture is revealed to be a composite shot of precisely defined, imperfect individuals.”
New York Times
So human and so funny. OSLO is gripping, compelling, and compulsively watchable. …unequivocally fascinating…This is what we call drama, and it’s what we live for.
Meet the cast of Oslo
Director- Paige Johnston Thomas*
Assistant Director/Dramaturg- Kat Martin*
Stage Manager- Julie Murray*
Costume Design- Ramsey Lyric
Sound Design- Sean Kimbro
Set Design- Ryan Maloney
Props Design- Jackie Hohenstein
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About the Playwright
J.T. Rogers’s plays include Oslo (Lincoln Center Theater, then Broadway; National Theatre, London, then West End); Blood and Gifts (Lincoln Center Theater; National Theatre); The Overwhelming (National Theatre, then UK tour with Out of Joint; Roundabout Theatre); White People (Off Broadway with Starry Night Productions); and Madagascar (Theatre 503, London; Melbourne Theatre Company). For Oslo he won the Tony, New York Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk, Drama League, Lortel, and Obie awards. As one of the playwrights for the Tricycle Theatre of London’s The Great Game: Afghanistan he was nominated for an Olivier Award. His works have been staged throughout the United States and in Germany, Canada, Australia, and Israel. He is a Guggenheim fellow and has received three NYFA fellowships in playwriting. Rogers is a member of the Dramatist Guild, where he is a founding board member of the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund. He is an alum of New Dramatists and holds an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
An Interview with J.T. Rogers
Broadway's 'Oslo' captures behind-the-scenes
drama of painstaking diplomacy
credit: PBS NewsHour