IIth Edition of International Theatre Festival 

“The Big Friends of the Little Theater 2019”

THE BASTARD'S STORY

(Lear. Puppets and People)

The play is a fantasy, a variation of W. Shakespear's "King Lear", telling a story of an old father and his children. Lear the King of England decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters according to the "love test"... The version of Malenki Theatre focuses on the story of the Gloucester family: Goneril and Regan - the evil daughters, and two sons: Edgar (the legitimate) and Edmund (the bastard). When the spotlight turns to the young generation, greedy, ruthless and unrestrained fighting for the inheritance begins. There is no king here, no clown. Only people, puppets and what's left of them.

Duration of the performance 75 min

Language: Hebrew

Adaptation and Director:  Michael Teplitsky

Concept   idea: Boris Yentin 

Hebrew translation: Dori Parnas

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"

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

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 SNOW TALE

 “When the sun arrives I’ll melt away”… “So I’ll head to the sun and will ask him not to come”

“The Snow Tale” is a beautiful and unique show for the whole family that conveys the cozy homely winter feel. The fact that the venue can seat up only 34 persons invests a lot in this atmosphere.

The little snowman starts his journey to stop the sun from coming in an effort to have the winter continue. On his way he meets new friends living in the forest and learns a lot of new about the world, the nature and particularly about himself.

The show is based on a romantic folk story “The sun and the snow people”. 

Theatre adaptation and direction: Leon Moroz

Set, costumes and puppets: Ksenia Moroz

Music: Leon Moroz

ACTORS:

Ksenia Moroz

Hadas Eyal

David Ziselson

 

 

Photography  by Mark Tso

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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