Still waiting for Godot

"When I was in 10th grade I saw Waiting For Godot by Becket, and I identified with the questions that arise in the play. Is there meaning to the human existence? Is there meaning to my existence?"

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 12, 2016 22:18
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TAMAR ALTERMAN (right) and another actress perform in ‘To Wait.’

TAMAR ALTERMAN (right) and another actress perform in ‘To Wait.’. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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The theater department of The Hebrew University Secondary School presents To Wait, an original production based on the classic play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Becket. To Wait takes place in a cemetery, where Didi and Gogo are waiting for Godot, who is late, as usual. While they are waiting, they meet several characters that arrive for funerals. The play is about life, death and the waiting between them.

The experience of writing and directing To Wait was a deeply personal one for Ehud Lusin: “When I was in 10th grade I saw Waiting For Godot by Becket, and I identified with the questions that arise in the play. Is there meaning to the human existence? Is there meaning to my existence? Several incidents that took place this past year – the death of sergeant Amit Yeori, a graduate of our school, in Tzuk Eitan [Operation Protective Shield], and the murder of Shira Banki, a friend of mine from school, murdered during the gay parade that I attended, both shocked me deeply. I did not expect that their death would touch me so deeply. Their deaths caused me to understand that their existence had meaning, to me and to many others.

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“As an inspiration from a play that I wrote as a result of these incidents that occurred this passed year, and with drama coach Hadas Har-Lavan’s encouragement and help by... dramaturg Denis Antebi, we created the connection with Waiting for Godot.”

To Wait is produced by Tamar Alterman.

The performance takes place April 13 at 8 p.m. at the Gerard Bachar Center, Bezalel Street 11, Jerusalem.

For tickets contact Ella Katzovich: (054) 730-0770, or Denis Antebi: (050) 205-2421.

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