Israeli play will go on in Pittsburgh despite call for boycott

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Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel has taken aim at the Gesher Theatre and its dark comedy “In the Tunnel,” part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Festival of Firsts. The play will go on as scheduled at the Benedum Center Oct. 11-13.

Gesher, meaning “bridge,” has written in its acknowledgements that performances in Toronto, New York and Pittsburgh were “made possible” by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This sparked Adalah-NY to brand the theater as “government sponsored” and call for the Trust and other arts groups to boycott the play as a show of support for Palestinian rights.