AUGUSTA—The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will host two performances of David Kaye’s “How I Brought Peace to the Middle East: A Tragicomedy” at 7 p.m. March 15 and 16 at the Michael Klahr Center, University of Maine at Augusta.

Kaye will tell the story of moving his small family to Israel for six months in 2012 to teach on a Fulbright Scholarship. A self-proclaimed “naive Jew from Vermont,” Kaye had high hopes of settling the turmoil overseas once and for all. This funny and touching one-man show will take the audience along on Kaye’s misadventures from New England to the Holy Land.

“How I Brought Peace to the Middle East” won a Spotlight on the Arts Award for best new play and Kaye performed the piece as an official selection at the prestigious United Solo Festival in New York City.

Kaye serves as chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Hampshire. He has worked throughout the U.S. as a professional actor, director and designer for such companies as the Texas Shakespeare Festival, the Theater at Monmouth, the National Theatre of the Performing Arts in NYC, Boston Chamber Theatre, and Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, Texas.

The performance will be presented by the HHRC in conjunction with its newest exhibit “Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine” open through April 1 at the Michael Klahr Center.

Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and free for UMA students with ID. For tickets, visit, or call 621-3530.

For more information about the center, visit or call 621-3530.

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