Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Manuscript

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NIS140

There will be a showing at 6pm and at 8pm

 

Based on a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Translated by: Michael Gorodin // Stage adaptation and direction: Irina Goralik / Set design: Ilia Kotz // Musical direction: Boris Zimin

On stage: Maria Goralik // Piano: Boris Zimin

A novel written by a successful Jewish writer in Warsaw disappears in the outbreak of WWII. But this wouldn’t be Bashevis Singer if it didn’t weave around this narrative threat a great tapestry of love and passion. The Manuscript was described by one of his critics as follows: “Every single word was about love, and I wanted to kiss each and every one of them.”

The love story in The Manuscript is told to us by an extraordinary woman. An actress who fell madly in love with the man who wrote the eponymous manuscript. As in all of Bashevis Singers’ works, she is also the impossible outcome of love and hate, sin and sanctity, wisdom and banality.

The play’s heroine relives, right before our eyes, decades from her life: love, war, loss, refugee camps, and coming to Israel. Her life story is bitter, dramatic, but full of humor. Preparing for a performance in a Tel Aviv café, she speaks with a childhood friend, a pianist. Their shared memories turn into a dialogue between her words and his music. The sounds, just like the two characters, palpably remember those days.

The woman reveals the hidden pages of her personal diary, which in turn reveals the many faces of the many women she has been. Between all of these characters, she slowly unfolds the truth about her herself.

Details

Date:
April 11
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
NIS140
Event Categories:
,
Website:
https://www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il/webSite/Modules/events/event.aspx?id=1810&lan=2

Venue

Jerusalem Theater
David Marcus St. 20
Jerusalem, Israel
+ Google Map
Phone:
02-560-5757
Website:
https://www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il/Default.aspx?Lang=En

Organizer

Jerusalem Theater
Phone:
02-560-5757
Website:
https://www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il/Default.aspx?Lang=En