Lincoln Center Festival: The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv / Ha’Bima National Theatre—’To the End of the Land’ (North American Premiere) at Gerald W. Lynch Theater
Gerald W. Lynch Theaterhttp://lincolncenter.org/lc-festival/show/to-the-end-of-the-land
524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
“A gripping drama.” – Tablet Magazine
A theater phenomenon that played to sold-out houses around Israel, this drama based on David Grossman’s critically acclaimed novel explores the intertwining threads of love and family between Ora, Ilan, and Avram, who meet as teenagers in a hospital during the Six-Day War in 1967.
Decades later, when Ora’s son volunteers to go to the Lebanese front, she escapes with Avram to Galilee, clinging to the superstitious hope that if she can’t be found, she can’t be “notified” of her son’s death. In director Hanan Snir’s poignant staging, the characters’ ultimately aimless journey, with no defined destination and a constant intrusion of the past, becomes a conduit for the unrelenting sense of existential fragility at the heart of the human condition.
Based on David Grossman’s novel
Adaptation and Direction Hanan Snir
Set Design Roni Toren
Music Ori Widislavski
Movement Miri Lazar
Costume Design Paulina Adamov
Dramaturg Noga Ashkenazi
Lighting Design Roni Cohen
With Efrat Ben Zur, Dror Keren, Amnon Wolf, Daniel Sabbag, David Bilenka, Guy Messika, Rinat Matatov, Amos Boaron, Harel Morad, Nir Barak, Eldar Brentman, Vitaly Podlovsky
Performed in Hebrew with English supertitles
Cover: Efrat Ben Zur in ‘To the End of the Land’ – Lincoln Center Festival; photo: Gérard Allon.