Israel Theatre Prizes for 2009

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Joshua Sobol/Photo: Elizur Reuveni

The Israel Theatre Prizes for 2009 were announced today, Friday May 14, 2010, in a ceremony which took place at the Gesher Theatre in Jaffa. Joshua Sobol received a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Israeli theatre as prolific playwright and director.

Prizes were awarded in the following categories:

Best Original Israeli Play

The Banality of Love, by Savion Liebricht, Beit Lessin Theatre

Best Play in Translation/Adaptation

The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, translated and directed by Ido Riklin, Beer Sheva Theatre

Best Revival Production

The American Princess, Khan Theatre

Best Comedy

Les Fourberies de Scapin, Khan Theatre

Best Entertainment

Hanoch Rosen “Speaks for Himself”, Tamir Productions

Best Musical

Yentl, Cameri Theatre and Haifa Theatre

Best Actress in Leading Role

Yonit Tubi as Edith Piaf in Piaf, Beer Sheva Theatre

Best Actor in Leading Role

Arye Cherner as King Bonifacius Victor Felix in The American Princess, Khan Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Neta Gerty as Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Cameri Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Alon Ofir in his varied roles in The Count of Monte Cristo, Beer Sheva Theatre

Set Design
Neta Hacker for The Count of Monte Cristo, Beer Sheva Theatre

Costume Design
Ola Shebatzov for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beit Lessin Theatre

Lighting Design
Roni Cohen for The American Princess, Khan Theatre

Composition/Adaptation
Yossi Brandashvili for La Grande Magia, Khan Theatre

Choreography
Sharon Gal for The Nose, Habima National Theatre

Photos of the event may be viewed on Midnight East’s flickr page.

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