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Coproduction of Habima National Theatre and Malenki Theatre

ZEMACH 

The end of 1920’s. After a very successful tour in Europe and USA Habima Theatre decides not to come back to USSR. A great part of actors unsatisfied with powerful and tyrannical administration of the Theater Director Nahum Zemach splits the troupe into two groups. Zemach stays in USA with the smaller group of actors filled with hope to create a new Habima while most of the actors return to Europe and then move to Palestine. In the beginning of 1930’s Nachum Zemach comes to Palestine trying to reunite the theatre but he never succeeds. Habima actors are not ready to pardon him and let come back the last founder and leader…

“Zemach” is a bright and touching theatre show based on the letters that Nachum Zemach wrote to his wife Myriam Goldin from Palestine while she stayed in USA that Michael Teplitsky turned into a stage play.

Duration of the performance 120 min

Language: Hebrew

Director:  Michael Teplitsky

Stage play by Michael Teplitsky

Hebrew translation: Elina Shtrahman

Set and Costumes Design:  Polina Adamov

Lightening Design: Ziv Voloshin

Music by:  Eugene Levitas

Movement trainer: Lena Rosenberg

CAST

Gil Frank

Dana Yadlin

Yuval Shlomovitch,

Dima Ross

Ori Levanon,

Hadas Eyal

Photography  by Mark Tso

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WILL THERE NEVER BE A WAR?! 

"Will there never be a war?!"  is a Hungarian comedy-drama based on the novel by Örkény István

Matraszentanna is a small mountain town, so small, in fact, that it has no indoor plumbing. Gyula Toth, a soldier, informed his family that his company commander Major Varro would be spending his leave at their home. Since the major suffers from insomnia and an overly sensitive nose Gyula convinced him to relax with his parents in their rustic village...

 

Duration of the performance 120 min

Language: Hebrew

 

Director:  Michael Teplitsky

Adaptation: Michael Hefetz 

Hebrew translation: Elina Shtrahman

Scene, Costume, Accessories and Lighting Designer:  Vadim Keshersky
Music by:  Eugene Levitas

 

CAST

Major Varro Ori Levanon

Tóth Lajosh Vitaly Voskoboynikov

Mariska, Tóth wife Xenia Markuze 
Ágika, Tóth daughter  Hadas Eyal

Pishta, local postman Dima Ross

 

Photography  Elena Zapassky/ Dima Valershtein

 

 

Alice and the Old Circus

A clown show for the whole family! Alice receiving two presents for her birthday: a smartphone and a mystery-box with clowns, doesn’t pay attention to the old-fashioned mystery-box so the clowns from the box start to interfere in her life, they ruin her smartphone and vivify for her the wonderful universe of Circus. Playing with the clowns Alice reveals the whole new world that is not on the screen but in her hearth and thoughts. The meeting with the magic of clowns and of the circus is aimed at young and teenagers audiences. 

The show is staged within the framework of Fourth International Clown Festival in Netanya.

Duration of the performance 75 min

Language: Without Words

Director:  Michael Teplitsky

Scene, Costume and Accessories Designer:  Olga Dumova
Music by:  Eugene Levitas

Actors-creators:

Vladimir Zemlyansky

Ilya Domanov

Leon Moroz

Ksenia Moroz

Photography  by Mark Tso

The Story of The Panda Bears Told By a Saxophonist Who Has a Girlfriend in Frankfurt.

One morning, the saxophonist, who was over drunk last night, discovers in his apartment a mysterious woman ... he did not even immediately consider whether he is happy or upset about it. But after a few minutes, he already knew that is not going to live without her ... Therefore they had a deal: she would come to visit him nine nights in a row ...

 

Mattie Washniak

 

A French-Romanian playwright, born and lived up to the age of 31 in communist Romania. Then, in 1987 he moved to Western Europe. Now he lives in France and works as a journalist for Radio France.

 

Critics define it as the most significant playwright after Eugène Ionesco.

 Mattie Washniak is the author of twenty plays, which have appeared on stages in 30 different countries around the world.

Alexander Bergman

 

Well-known Russian director and actor, winner of the Russian Government Award, winner of the St. Petersburg Government Award, winner of the Golden Ceiling Multi-Award, and multiple nominees for the Golden Mask Award. He directs in many theaters in Russia and abroad: Macedonia, Hungary, directed the play "Button" at the Context Theater (Ashdod).


 

By: Mattie Vishniak

 

Translation: Natalia Snikova

Directed by: Alexander Bergman (St. Petersburg, Russia

Scenography  and costume design: Polina Adamov

Cast:

Natalia Gantman, David Zisselson

 

 

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THE CHAIRS

The Chairs is an absurdist "tragic farce" play by Eugène Ionesco.

The play concerns two characters, known as Old Man and Old Woman, frantically preparing chairs for a series of invisible guests who are coming to hear an orator reveal the Old Man's discovery.

Duration of the performance 65 min

Language: Hebrew

Adaptation and Director:  Michael Teplitsky

Hebrew translation: Eli Sabag

Scene, Costume Designer: Polina Adamov

Lighting Designer:  Vadim Keshersky
Music by:  Eugene Levitas

CAST

Old man 1  Michael Teplitsky

Old woman 1  Evgenia Sharova 

Old man 2  Pavel Kravetsky

Old woman 2  Inna Slabitker

 

Photography  Olga Dubova / Anna Vorontsova

A foreign woman.

 A woman of Russian descent falls in love with a South American man, and shakes up the immigrant neighborhood in New York where she lives. 

Pure Russian laughter that stems from the depth of despair. Self-humor that thrives out of the misery, imposed on the individual by state and society.

 

Marusia Tatarovich comes from a family of Communist Party activists. At some point she decided to emigrate to the USA. In order to obtain permission to leave the Soviet Union, she married a fictitious marriage to a Jew Zaire Tzahanovitzer. 

 

Very soon she found herself in a Russian neighborhood in New York. 

 

By this point she is a beautiful and lonely woman, a single mother. She went through a typical immigrant journey - lack of work and money, despair, men's onslaught. But eventually life works out, and she finally marries a local man...


 

(Иностранка; literally - "woman from abroad").

 

A play by Michael Teplitzky based on a book by Sergei Dovlatov (a modern Russian-Jewish-American writer)

 

Directed by: Michael Teplitsky

Set, costumes and lighting: Vadim Kasharsky

Music: Yevgeny Levitas

Assistant Director: Michael Kate

 

 

Cast: Yevgenia Sharova, Michael Teplitsky, Ilya Domanov, Vladimir Zemlyansky, Nikolai Tuberowski

 

 

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Ha-fa-na-na

Sometimes it's easier for us to cover up with a joke, sometimes we prefer to pay attention to people that are next to us, sometimes we choose to run away from ourselves instead of solving the problem. Sometimes we decide to take a taxi instead of taking a responsibility. Sometimes we want just to run away. 

 

This is life. Our life, ordinary and standard, the simplest and most complex issue we need to deal with.

 

The show deals with ongoing insults, fate, and the fact that we all carry our burden of worries not knowing how to get rid of it on time. 

A philosophical parable about time, about how we grow up and interpret the actions of our youth. 

 

Many of us remember African Simon who appeared on stage in the late 70s. The singer's main hit was the song "Ha-fa-na-na", whose lyrics seem to be just a strange set of words. But in fact, Simon sings in Tongue language, telling us that both white and black are all equal before God. 

So, have fun, relax, take it easy, do “ha-fa-na-na”!

 

Playwright By: Haim Yazin, Alexander Grinstein

Directed by: Michael Teplitsky

Sad set and costumes: Olga Gurevitch

Musical direction: Yevgeny Levitas

Choreography: Natalia Stendler

 

Cast: Natalia Gantman, David Zisselson, Ksenia Markuze, Daniel Stiopin, Vladimir Zemlyansky


 

Duration: 1.15 without a break

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“A Warsaw Melody"


 

What is happiness?

 

Happiness is a complicated thing - сonsists of joy and sorrow, love and parting, hopes and disappointments - just like our lives. 

Life where things do not always work as we expect. Life in which we never know what is better. Life where love does not always win.

 

“A Warsaw Melody" is an "urban legend" about two very different people who met by chance and broke up due to painful circumstances beyond their control.

Each of them lived his own life and had his own love story until they met again...

 

Duration: 80 min

Language: Hebrew

Director:  Michael Teplitsky

Playwright: Leonid Zorin 

Adaptation: Michael Teplitsky

Hebrew translation: Sivan Baskin

Stage design: Polina Adamov

Costume design: Dalia Pen

Lighting Design: Misha Cherniavsky, Inna Malkin

Video Design: Konstantin Kamensky

Music by:  Eugene Levitas

Video editor: Jan Schupa


 

Cast:

Ori Lebanon, Natalia Gantman

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FREE FALL

A combination of motion and dramatic theater. 

 

Life is a freefall, it is unclear where you're flying to and where you will land. 

But as the ground draws near, and the end becomes clear to you, there is a sudden spark of desire to live within you. And you ask: Can I do it again, please?

Duration of the performance 75 min

Language: Hebrew

Adaptation and Director:  Michael Teplitsky

Choreography: Lena Rozenberg 

Hebrew translation: Sivan Baskin  

Scene, Costume, Accessories and Lighting Designer:  Vadim Keshersky
Music by:  Eugene Levitas

CAST

Earl of Gloucester Dima Ross

Edmund (his younger and illegitimate son) Leon Moroz 
Edgar (his elder son) Ori Levanon

Regan (Lear’s second daughter) Hadas Eyal

Goneril (Lear’s eldest daughter) Ksenia Moroz

Photography and Graphics Oleg Evstafiev

"Lear without Lear, introduced by a bastard. It works splendidly. Lear. Puppets and People, directed by Michael Teplitsky, is theatre as it can be and should be: imaginative, entertaining, and unafraid to take risks… It’s provocative, funny, cynical, violent, moving, and harrowingly relevant"

Ayelet  Dekel  "Midnight East"

Free Fall