________________________________ A professional theatre company, The American Drama Group Europe (ADGE) will be touring Israel with a theatrical performance of THE WAVE from November 9-28, 2014. ADG's production of THE WAVE was written with the express permission of the author and explores the complex and fascinating themes of the book in a dynamic and accessible piece of theater which stays true to the storyline of the text. A trailer for the play can be found on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA-ZR2xMWH4. This performance is not just for the bagrut students studying the text. It is about using drama as a tool to excite students about learning English and it is also about getting students "turned on" to live drama. ADGE has been coming to Israel for six years, performing energetic productions of Shakespeare to student and adult audiences. As proven by the enthusiastic response of schools for their Shakespeare productions, the actors of ADGE have the professional skills to engage students in live English theater. Over 900 students in Israel attended the February performances of Romeo & Juliet from Zichron Yaacov to Beersheva. In Zichron Yaacov, where over 350 students attended two performance of Romeo & Juliet, the Ulpanit Ort from Tiveria and ORT Greenberg from Tivon both returned for their third consecutive year to Zichron,each with over 40 students. In Tel Aviv we had schools coming from Kiryat Shmona and Kfar Kanna to a special student matinee because the two performances in Zichron Yaacov had sold out a full month before the opening. If this is what ADGE can do with Shakespeare, how much more so for THE WAVE. THE WAVE is a story which so many Israeli students already know from the movie or reading it in Hebrew, the actors are portraying kids their same age and the script was written for high school students in modern English - THE WAVE has already played to over 60.000 students in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Holland. I am writing now about this November tour because I want to reach out to teachers before the end of the school year as they are considering texts and curriculum for September and because I am trying to plan the schedule based on real demand, rather than my assumptions on demand. Already I have had demand in the North for at least one full week. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely yours, Judy Kleinman Producer American Drama Group 054-646-1688 http://www.adg-europe.com/ More information on ADGE can be found in the following articles from the Jerusalem Post. The first article was a two-page special feature in the Friday edition "Magazine" and the second article was a review of Romeo & Juliet in February. http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Features/Shakespeare-in-the-desert-341363 http://www.jpost.com/Arts-and-Culture/Arts/Theater-review-343646 I am also attaching an article about the Tel Aviv student matinee (http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-and-arab-teens-watch-star-crossed-lovers-tale-together/).