Friday, January 4, 2013







As performed at the Kennedy Center in September 2010

Wednesday, January 9, 2013    7:00 PM


Anthony E. Gallo

This two-act tragedy of faith and sin is totally based on the life of David, second king of Israel, and pivotal to the two Davidic religions, Christianity and Judaism. David, once a shepherd boy and now the mighty King of Israel, rules the entire region after being crowned King of Israel in 1010 BCE.  He has put together a kingdom against all odds.  Even his enemies admit that he is God’s chosen. But this providentially endowed military and political genius, poet, spiritual, harpist, sportsman, and dancer is beset by tragedy.  This husband of eight carefully chosen wives and father of seventeen children has proven to be a less than satisfactory father and husband, and while called upon to be the first to create a kingdom for God on earth, has incurred God’s wrath.  His is a life of faith and struggle reflected by conflicts with his God, political and military enemies,   family of origin, King Saul, wife Michel, and children,  Amnon, Abijah, Tamar, and Absalom.  THE AGONY OF DAVID attempts to show how ultimately David must face the tragic consequences of his decisions,  but in the end is sustained by a remarkable faith and strength of inner character 

David                                                     James McDaniel

Michel                                                   Bonnie Jourdan

Absalom                                               Jonathon Gadsden

Tamar                                                   Shirl Weaver

Amnon                                                  Bruce Brennan

Joab                                                       David Weaver

Stranger                                               Pat Martin

Nathan                                                  Lenny Levy

Abishag                                                 Karen Elle

Bathsheba                                            Jean Miller

Narrator                                                Trix Whitehall

Sound                                                     Trix Whitehall



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