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Hanoch Rosenne
Israel
Hanoch Rosenne
photographer: menachem oz
Speaking for Himself

Actor and Director Hanoch Rosenne Produced by Tamir Productions and Entertainment

After an interval of 10 years spent mainly directing, Hanoch Rosenne returns to his first love – pantomime. Rosenne, Israel's acclaimed mime artist who turned pantomime into a user-friendly, entertaining and popular form of art, is presenting a unique, innovative, remarkable work, full of surprises.
This is a rare opportunity both to reminisce and to become acquainted with a highly talented artist able to expresses himself
in a full-length show without uttering a word. As in his past performances, Rosenne deals with man and his way of coping with the world around him.
As he leads the audience through a series of episodes, he places a mirror before them through which they can see themselves in a humorous and bizarre fashion, sometimes biting, sometimes
tragi-comical, but always surprising and unexpected.
Rosenne incorporates various video and technological effects in the show in a sophisticated manner which draws from his rich experience as a director.

Jerusalem,
Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 30, 9.15 p.m., May 31, 8.30 p.m.
Beersheeba Performing Arts Center June 5 9.30 p.m.

Holon, Mediatheque
June 6, 8 p.m.
approx. 1 hr. 45 mins.

For all the family, recommended for children over 9

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Clipa Theatre
Israel
 
Clipa Theatre
photographer: Dimitry Tolpanov

K. - based on short stories by Franz Kafka Director Idit Herman

The company which amazed festival audiences on the lake at Jerusalem's botanical gardens returns with its new production K., inspired by very short texts by Franz Kafka. Staged in the courtyard of Jerusalem's former central prison, currently the Museum of Prisoners of the Jewish Underground, Clipa opens the barred windows on a roller coaster ride through the powerful fantasies teeming in the mind of genius creator Kafka, so that each of us can set out on this fascinating journey. The Clipa Theatre is considered to be the leading exponent of visual theatre in Israel, and its works are regularly featured in theatres and festivals around the world. The members of the company will be joined by performers from the fields of dance, puppetry, the plastic arts and circus.
This is the fifth production the Clipa Theatre has premiered in the Israel Festival.

Museum of Prisoners of the Underground
May 25, 26 and 27, 8.30 p.m.
May 30, 9 p.m.
June 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9, 8.30 p.m.
June 6, 9 p.m.
approx. 1 hr. 45 mins. without interval


Warm clothing recommended since the performance is outdoors The doors will open an hour before the performance. It is recommended to get there early.



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Clipa Theatre 100 90

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Tricicle 2
Spain
 Tricicle 2
photographer: Cristian Mikkelsen


Garrick
Conceived by Joan Gracia, Paco Mir, Carles Sans
Actors Eduard Mendez, Antonio del Valle, Jaume Ortanobas

Tricicle – for 28 years the funniest performance trio in Spain – brings its audiences wordless theatre which draws on the tradition of the Marx Brothers and legendary film director Ernst Lubitsch. As the result of an increased demand for the company's shows, Tricicle 2 was established 20 years ago as a group of younger comedians but no less talented than the founding group which has appeared all over the word to astounding acclaim.
Their new show Garrick refers to a famous 18th century English actor David Garrick who was rumored to be so funny that doctors would refer patients to his shows to cure them of their depression. The actors make use of theatrical techniques with the sole aim of making the audience laugh. And the audience, both young and old, does not let up throughout the entire 70 minutes of the show.

"Like the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen or Jacques Tati, they make the whole world laugh. Some of these parodies are simply the stuff of legend." Le Figaro "Amazing, innovative and extraordinarily funny…" Daily Telegraph


Jerusalem, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
June 3, 9 p.m., June 4, 8.30 p.m.
June 5, 2.30 p.m.

Beersheba Center for the Performing Arts
June 6, 9 p.m.

Holon Mediatheque
June 8, 5.30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

approx. 1 hr. 15 mins. without interval

For all the family,
recommended for children over 9
Visual Sample

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Tricicle 2 135 122

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State Drama Theatre of Tbilisi
Georgia
State Drama Theatre of Tbilisi
photographer: qali sachuqrad

Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre of Tbilisi
The Lady With The Pet Dog


Director Levan Tsuladze

This will be the first premiere outside Georgia of the innovative and brilliant adaptation of Chekhov's short story The Lady with the Pet Dog.
The play deals with the illicit love affair between Dmitri and Anna, the dog's owner. It is a sad and heart-rending story of dreams woven against the background of life's day to day routine. Four actors perform on a miniature set alongside puppets and puppeteers who constitute part of the background to the plot, which takes place in the seaside resort of Yalta and in Moscow. The actors represent reality, and their puppet counterparts, fantasy. The magic of the stage emerges from the thin line drawn between reality and fantasy and the puppeteers' phenomenal manipulation of the marionettes.

"A wonderful and most impressive play" London Theatre Blog
"Extremities of happiness and sadness, hope and despair are represented in this production which confronts man's fallibility in a realistic and understated but powerful way." Lela Ochiauri, art historian



Jerusalem, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 25 and 27, 9 p.m.
May 26, 5.30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

approx. 2 hrs. with interval

In Georgian with screened Hebrew subtitles
Visual Sample


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State Drama Theatre of Tbilisi 135 122
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Orlando
Israel-Switzerland
orlando
photographer: Mario del corto
Stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel

Director Amit Drori
Actress Sylwia Trzesniowska-Drori

Orlando was written in 1928 as a "fantasy biography" spanning a period of 400 years, from the late Renaissance until the 20th century. Orlando, a delicate, aristocratic boy grows up to become a young poet, who serves as a diplomat in Constantinople in the 17th century, and metamorphoses into a woman in 18th century England. After a lifetime of hundreds of years, the story ends with the immortal Orlando appearing as an androgynous 36 year old on the threshold of the modern era. Alone on stage, actress Sylwia Trzesniowska-Drori skillfully moves between the dimensions of the story and time, the identities of Orlando, and his/her obsession with poetry. The decor is a universe of rich imagery constructed from robotic elements operating as if in a spiritual sphere of their own, and, as a backdrop, surrealistic scenes created by amazing video projections which unfurl the path of Orlando's journey. Orlando was created and developed as a joint production between the Herzliya Theatre Ensemble and Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne of Switzerland. It premiered last January in Lausanne and went on to perform all over France. The Israeli premiere will be held as part of the 2009 Israel Festival.

"An unparalleled production of Viginia Woolf's novel… beautiful and poetic, ironic and profound… and under the spotlight, an amazing actress." Le Dauphiné Libéré "Israeli director Amit Drori proffers an illuminative interpretation of Viginia Woolf's work… delightful and exquisite in its perception…" Theatre 74


Jerusalem, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
June 9, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

approx. 1 hr. 40 mins. without interval
In English with screened Hebrew subtitles
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With the assistance of the Marc Rich Foundation, the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts – Tel Aviv, and the Israel National Lottery Council for the Arts.


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Orlando 100 90

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Man, Woman, Reflections

Israel

Man, Woman, Reflections
photographer: Eyal Landsman

"At night, at night, lying in their beds, a man and a woman
and an unknown spirit" (Tirtza Atar)


Conceived by Uri Morag and Yoram Karmi
Director and Choreographer Yoram Karmi
Performers: Tal Ben-Sira Morag actress Itzik Gabai actor/dancer Nophar Levinger dancer

"A Man, a Woman and an Unknown Spirit" is a journey in the wake of the tempestuous and provocative verse of female poets writing in Hebrew. The show places the audience in the eye of the storm – the turbulent thoughts, yearnings, illusions, anger, pain and dreams expressed through poetry. Where does one draw the line between reality and fiction? What is the role of the male in the life of the suffering and lovesick poetess? Director and lighting designer Uri Morag teamed up with his friend Yoram Karmi, choreographer and artistic director of the Fresco Dance Group, to create a production rooted in a variety of artistic genres including dance, lighting, puppetry and video art, the sum of which amounts to an innovative visual language promising a unique experience.

Jerusalem, Beit Shmuel
June 5, 4 p.m.

Modi'in-Maccabim-Reut Cultural Center
June 6, 8.30 p.m.

In Hebrew

approx. 55 mins. without interval

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Man, Woman, Reflections 90 81



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The Soul Bird

Israel

The Soul Bird
photographer:יוסי צבקר

Based on the book by Michal Snunit

Director Moshe Captain
Adapted for the stage by Oren Yakobi
Produced by the Holon Mediatheque

"In a place which is everywhere, nowhere, in its center is a forest of a single tree. A tree of birds. A tree of soul birds.

Before coming into the world every child meets up with his soul bird…" The play recounts the story of Ben, who sets out on a journey in search of his "soul bird". On the journey he meets three special characters who live in the shade of the tree of birds: the unifier, the bird carrier, and the mid-wife. When Ben claims that he never received his soul bird, the three join him on his journey through time during which he discovers that his soul bird is lodged deep inside his soul, and if he is ready and willing to listen, he will also be able to hear it.

Jerusalem, Beit Shmuel
June 6, 11 a.m.
Holon Mediatheque
May 30, 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.

approx. 50 mins. without interval
For all the family
In Hebrew

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The Soul Bird 90 81



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The Sixteenth Sheep

Israel

The Sixteenth Sheep

Based on the Book by Jehonathan Geffen

Director Moshe Captain
Adapted for the stage by Miki Gurevitch
Produced by the Holon Mediatheque and the National Theatre for Youth

"The Sixteenth Sheep" is the best known and best loved of Jehonathan Geffen's book of verse for children. Many of the poems were set to music by Yoni Rechter and have since been sung by young and old, including
"The Prettiest Girl in Kindergarten", "How a Song is Born", "I Love Chocolate", "Thunder and Lightning", and others.
The play has been staged twice before, by the Cameri Theatre and Habima National Theatre, making this the third and newest production.

For all the family

Jerusalem, Beit Shmuel
May 30, 11 a.m.

Jerusalem, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
June 7, 6 p.m.

Holon Mediatheque
May 25, 5.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Modi'in-Maccabim-Reut Cultural Center
June 3, 5.30 p.m.
appox. 60 mins. without interval
In Hebrew
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The Sixteenth Sheep 90 81

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A Tribute to the Yiddishpiel Theatre

Israel

Yiddishpiel Theatre
photographer: ז'ראר אלון

Di Kleyne Mentshelekh (The Little People)

Director Shmuel Atzmon


Comic and satirical sketches by Sholem Aleichem commemorating 150 years since his birth The play Di Kleyne Mentshelekh was first staged in 1962 with actors Yosef Eliyahu Goldenberg, Shmuel Atzmon and Shmuel Rudenski. The trio gained huge success in Israel and abroad. In 1982, after Goldenberg's death, Shmuel Atzmon revived the trio with Shmuel Segal, and they became known as "the three Shmuliks".

The play is being performed with a new line-up including one of the three who has been part of the trio since the beginning – Shmuel Atzmon, the director of the Yiddishpiel Theatre – joined by Yaacov Bodo and Israel Treistman.



Jerusalem, Gerard Behar Center
June 7 and 9, 8 p.m.

approx. 1 hr. 30 mins. without interval

In Yiddish with audio and screened simultaneous translation into Hebrew and Russian.

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A Tribute to the Yiddishpiel Theatre 125 113

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