Neal Bell (Writer), Jody McAuliffe (Director)

Fall, 2021

Golem by Neal Bell  
Directed by Jody McAuliffe

November 4-6 and 11-13, 2021
7:30pm curtain | Sheafer Theater 

In New York City, a few years after 9/11, after Abu Ghraib, four young artist friends ask themselves how far they will go to do something that matters. Can they ever go back to September 10th, find love, or change the world?  Will they summon a golem, a monster, to save them or will the golem have a mind of its own? 

Golem has been produced in accordance with the Covid compliance standards required by the Actors' Equity Association and Duke University. The audience is restricted to the Duke community. Seating and stage are intimate, and social distancing is not in place. Masking is required for the duration of the performance for the audience and production team. Please note that the five actors will be unmasked while on stage; each is tested and confirmed negative prior to each performance. 




The Golem IS ALIVE in Art & Pop Culture
Friday, November 5, after final curtain

Join the cast after the performance as they welcome Professor Beth Holmgren from Duke University and special guests from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Professor Karen Auerbach, an expert in Polish Jewish studies, and Professor Eliza Rose, an expert in Eastern and Southeastern European literatures and cultures.