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One of Germany’s most prestigious festivals for introducing new writers, this year’s Stückemarket (Play Market), from April 29 to May 9 in Heidelberg, showcases Israel.
The Bet Lessin production of Savyon Librecht’s The Banality of
opens the festival with a second performance the
following day. Banality
will also by given at
Freiburg. Both are celebrated university towns.
follows the close to 50 year romance
between philosopher Martin Heidegger, sympathetic to Nazi ideology, and
Jewish thinker/author Hannah Arendt. Arendt studied at Heidelberg and
at Freiburg, where Heidegger taught. All three performances are sold
There’ll be three additional shows, fruits of joint Beit
Lessin/Heidelberg projects, featuring Israeli and German directors and
actors. They are They Call Me Yekke, Tel Aviv: Cover
and Real Estate.
is sending Yiftach Klein to perform In the Middle of the Day, a drama
based on the true story of a soldier taken prisoner by Egypt during the
1973 Yom Kippur War, while from the Jerusalem Khan comes The
Little People’s City.