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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: [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.

Arts, Film, Review »

Written by: [23 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on T2 Trainspotting | ]
T2 Trainspotting

The colors are just as vivid, if darker, the frenetic energy and emotional urgency of the original remains undiminished, one of the best scenes takes place in a toilet, and T2 Trainspotting still speaks in the voice of its generation. Director Danny Boyle’s sequel to the eviscerating, exhilarating, shocker

Dance, Performance, Review »

Written by: [13 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Suddenly We Were All Alone | ]
Suddenly We Were All Alone

Suddenly We Were All Alone, created by Noa Shadur for the Inbal Theatre Dance Company, is an eloquent abstraction, a visually compelling, tightly constructed work whose movement evokes reflection on relationships between people, and between people and place. In a time when dance performances incorporate text, video, and other elements of different disciplines, this work stands out in its reliance on movement to carry the brunt of its expression, and in the coherence of movement, music, set, and costumes in evoking mood and associations.

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Written by: [9 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Khan Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | ]
Khan Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A play of boundaries and their transgression, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to playful, sensual, life in the Khan Theatre production directed by Shir Goldberg. The spectacular ensemble cast dazzles and delights on this excursion into forest and faerie. The play is edited by Shahar Pinkas, and the translation by Dori Parnes into Hebrew revels in wonderful freedom, full of fun and frolic.

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Written by: [8 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Gesher Theatre: In The Tunnel | ]
Gesher Theatre: In The Tunnel

Is there light at the end of the tunnel? That is the question posed by Gesher Theatre’s new production, the riveting and profoundly moving satire In The Tunnel. Clever, fast-paced, and hard-hitting, the play merges exuberantly uninhibited fun with astute social critique, political satire, and outstanding performances. Written by Roee Chen, inspired by Danis Tanović’s film No Man’s Land, and directed by Irad Rubinstein, it focuses on two Israeli soldiers trapped in a tunnel with two Palestinian soldiers, a painfully apt metaphor for the political situation.

Music, Performance, Review »

Written by: [24 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Black Bruises @Rothschild 12 | ]
Black Bruises @Rothschild 12

Never thought I’d hear Rolling Stone’s Cocksucker Blues and a cover of Ben, the sentimental song Michael Jackson made famous

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Written by: [30 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on The Back Room | ]
The Back Room

Comedy is one of the methods we humans have developed to make life bearable, because life, inevitably, is full of pain. Often inflicted by those closest to us. In The Back Room, Edna Mazya presents the other side of comedy

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Written by: [26 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Cameri Theatre: Funny Girl | ]
Cameri Theatre: Funny Girl

Maya Dagan is incandescent as Fanny Brice, dazzling, gutsy, and endearing every step of the way! The Cameri Theatre production of Funny Girl, directed by Tsedi Sarfati, is superb