Based on historical legend, this intriguing play takes place in King Richard the Lionhearted's tent during the Crusades. Sultan Saladin, an adversary with whom Richard enjoys an unusually cordial relationship even as their armies clash, has sent his personal doctor, Moses Maimonides, to treat the malaria that is debilitating Richard. This recounting of the tale, one often used to illustrate the peaceful relationship between Islam and Jew, points to a sober lesson: the faith that nourishes and sustains us also drives us to war, and we have still not found a way to have one without the other. Published in the collection Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 27th Series.
- Genre: Period, Docudrama/Historic
- Time Period: Medieval (6th-14th c.)
- Cast Attributes: All Male, Multicultural casting
- Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)