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Alumna has role in NYC play

Ellen David '71 has been cast in “To Nineveh,” opening Oct. 28 at the American Place Theatre in New York City and staged by Working Man's Clothes Productions.

David, who as Ellen Fridovich earned a bachelor of arts from William Smith College, has appeared in many theatre, film and television productions, including NBC's “Law and Order.”

“To Nineveh” is described as a modern miracle play, inspired by the Old Testament stories of Isaac and Rebekah. It explores what could happen if the events and morals of antiquated Bible stories transpired in the here and now.

After studying at Guildhall in London, David moved to Israel, where she appeared on Israel National Television, toured with the English Theatre of Tel Aviv, portrayed “Pilate’s Wife” in Norman Jewison’s film, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and dubbed numerous international movies.

She is now living in New York and acting in various independent films, recording Talking Books, and working in the commercial and voiceover markets. She is a member of Actors Equity Association.

In an interview for the Spring 2004 edition of Pulteney St. Survey, she described appearing as Spiderwoman for Marvel Comics at venues including the White House during the Carter and Reagan administrations, with Spiderman, The Hulk and The Green Goblin.

“To Nineveh,” written by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Isaac Byrne, may be seen at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Sundays Oct. 28 to Nov. 13. The theatre is on the 22nd floor of 520 Eighth Avenue, between 36th and 37th streets. Tickets are general admission and are available at