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By J.T. Rogers
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559365567, 144 pages, May 2017


  • Winner, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play 2017
  • Winner, New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play 2017


When the Israeli prime minister and the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization shook hands on the White House lawn in 1993, the world watched in awe. Oslo tells the story of the key people who orchestrated this momentous occasion, emphasizing the intricate (and sometimes comical) human journey that led to this historic event. The diplomats and politicians from Israel, Palestine, Norway, and America who participated in the behind-the-scenes discussions come to life in Rogers’ wonderfully complex characters. As much a story about people as politics, Oslo casts a bright light on the humans behind the history.


“A riveting political thriller. Oslo makes a complex historical event feel intimate and profoundly affecting. ”— Associated Press

“The stuff of crackling theater. Combining investigative zeal and theatrical imagination with insider access, Oslo invites you into the chambers where the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization were forged during nine fraught months in 1993. ” — New York Times

“Gripping, big-boned and remarkably entertaining. Oslo feels excruciatingly necessary and timely. ”—New York Magazine