The Cameri and Beit Lessin Theatres join forces this month with their first-ever co-production: HaMakolet (Grocery Store), written and directed by Hillel Mittelpunkt.
The play was first produced by Habima National Theatre in 1982. The current production will feature (in alphabetical order): Meytal Avni, Tiki Dayan, Yossi Garber, Itzhak Heskia, Yossi Kantz, Hannah Roth, Dana Shrier and Avi Uriah.
Set in Jaffa of the 1970s, the Marinsky family barely ekes out a living from their small grocery store. Living adjacent to the store, family life has become one long work day, and their living room is no more than extra storage space, with a barrel of pickled herring in the center. Bitter family arguments rehash past memories, and pick at old wounds.
Their only remaining hope is to receive reparations from Germany that will help them out of their poverty. The family prepares to make one last great effort to overcome their circumstances and finally feel that they are no longer refugees.
First performances at the Cameri: November 19 – 22, 26 & 27
First performances at Beit Lessin: November 29 – 30, December 1, 3 & 4 at the Eretz Israel Museum in Ramat Aviv.