The Messiah of Ismir

by Elisabeth Bond

Based on the story of a 17th Century Jew, Sabbatai Zevi, who believed himself to be the Messiah, and won a Europe-wide following. Two hundred years before Zionism, he open out the possibility of the Jews returning to a homeland in Palestine. The play seizes on the turning point of Zevi’s life when, a captive in Turkey, he was visited by Nehemiah ha Cohen, a Polish Jew sent to investigate his claim. 


Creative Team


Edward Adams