Going Clear author Lawrence Wright’s Camp David, a day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David meeting where Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign a still-durable peace treaty, has a couple of Broadway producers attached. Based on Wright’s Thirteen Days in September and staged by D.C. star director Molly Smith, the drama is planned for the 2016/2017 season under the wings of lead producers Steve Traxler and former Carter administration official Gerald Rafshoon.
The play had its world premiere last year at Washington’s Arena Stage, where Smith is a.d., and will have another tryout in the spring of 2016 at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. Tomorrow, Camp David will be performed by its original cast, including Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy, Ron Rifkin and Richard Thomas, as part of the Carter Center Weekend in Vail, Colorado. Wright, a key New Yorker magazine journalist, has turned several of his nonfiction reports into theater works.