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Written by: [26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Israel Festival 2017

The Israel Festival is an invitation to experience, explore, and see what lies outside one’s cultural comfort zone. Now in its 56th edition, the festival will take place from June 1 – 18, 2017, with a diverse and exciting program, offering audiences the opportunity to encounter a broad spectrum of international and Israeli contemporary creative artists.

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Written by: [24 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Cameri/Habima: Three Sisters

Time has not diminished desire, and dreams shine bright in Hanan Snir’s excellent adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, that explores the classic play from a different perspective.

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Written by: [16 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Theatronetto 2017

The 2017 Theatronetto festival of one-person plays was marked by excellent and intense performances. Viewers were plunged into a vortex of emotions, as this year’s cohort of plays dealt with themes that included mental illness, terminal illness, death, hate crimes, divorce, eating disorders, and domestic violence; a virtual catalog of human suffering and resilience.

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Written by: [4 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
A-Genre: Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home is the theme of Tmuna Theatre’s A-Genre Festival, which will take place April 27 – 29, 2017, exploring the personal, the political, and everything in-between.

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Written by: [2 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Beer Sheva Theatre: You Don’t Fight a Duel Nowadays

The elusive quality of happiness is conveyed with heartbreaking beauty in the Beer Sheva Theatre production of You Don’t Fight a Duel Nowadays. Written by Shahar Pinkas, and directed by Shir Goldberg, the play is based on short stories by Vladimir Nabokov, recounting the lives of immigrants and local Germans in the harsher neighborhoods of Berlin, where the skies are always gray. Powerful and moving, the play captures the essence of Nabokov in its ability to wrestle exquisite imagery and enchanted moments out of the most wretched human weakness and …

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Written by: [20 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Israeli Opera: 2017 – 2018

Presenting the Israeli Opera’s exciting 2017 – 2018 season, General Director Zach Granit spoke of his sense of responsibility for “an art form with a history of over 400 years,” and the commitment not only to preserve it, but to keep it vigorous and relevant. The vitality of the Israeli Opera shines in the impressive Israeli talents featured in this season, with Israeli soloists taking lead roles in every production, and the Israeli Opera production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Ido Ricklin.

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Written by: [6 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Theatronetto 2017: Plays in Competition

Theatronetto, the festival of monodramas, puts the actor center stage, in performances of intimacy and intensity. Founded by Yaakov Agmon, and now in its 27th edition, the festival will take place in The Old City of Jaffa from April 13 – 15, 2017, and in The Old City of Akko from April 12 – 14, 2017. 8 one-person plays will be presented this year in competition, as well as guest plays. Theatre students of the Kibbutz College will present their annual “Hyde Park” – an outdoor (free) installation/performance that is …

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Written by: [27 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Incubator Theatre: The City

The intrepid team of the Victor Jackson Show and the Incubator Theatre have confronted danger head-on and prevailed! In The City, The Victor Jackson Show perform an impressive death-defying balancing act, creating a pastiche of noir fiction with verisimilitude and self-mocking panache.

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Written by: [16 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Cameri Theatre: An Enemy of the Public | ]
Cameri Theatre: An Enemy of the Public

“The Times They Are A Changing”, sing the media troubadours in the Cameri Theatre’s clever, provocative, and entertaining production of An Enemy of the Public, a modern adaptation inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Many changes have been made to Ibsen’s classic, yet it seems like the more things change the more they stay the same – the essence is retained in the tension between the desire for truth and justice

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Written by: [15 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Sell your Soul to the Devil at the Israel Opera | ]
Sell your Soul to the Devil at the Israel Opera

Starting in March, the Israel Opera will present a new production of Gounod’s Faust. This production promises to be particularly well-made, with two major creative heads at the helm: Dan Ettinger on the conductor’s podium, and Stefano Poda directing for the first time in Israel.