Iconic Gesher Theater to launch North American tour

The Gesher troupe, one of the largest in the history of Gesher theatre, includes more than 50 cast and crew - among them Arye, director general Lena Kreindlin and playwright Roy Chen.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
September 27, 2018 10:30
1 minute read.
Gesher Theater actors star in a production of 'In the Tunnel,' one of the two plays which are part o

Gesher Theater actors star in a production of 'In the Tunnel,' one of the two plays which are part of the theater's North American tour. (photo credit: GESHER THEATER)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Tel Aviv's Gesher Theater, founded by director Yevgeny Arye, will return to the US and Canada with productions of The Dybbuk and The Tunnel as part of its North American tour in honor of Israel's 70th birthday.

With dates spanning across September/October, the productions will visit New York City, Toronto, and Pittsburgh.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The Gesher troupe, one of the largest in the history of Gesher theatre, includes more than 50 cast and crew - among them Arye, director general Lena Kreindlin and playwright Roy Chen.

Gesher Director-General Lena Kreindlin said: "I believe both productions help capture the Israeli-Jewish experience nowadays, offering a glimpse into Jewish traditions, as well as to the current Israeli culture and society. Whereas In the Tunnel discusses in a comical and satirical manner the relationship between politics, media and war, The Dybbuk gives life - with a modern twist - to one of the most well-known stories in the Jewish mythology."

This American tour was made possible with the support of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG).


GPG President and CEO Ilia Salita said, “The remarkable journey of the Gesher Theatre has become an important chapter in the story of the Russian-Jewish experience and a critical contribution to the cultural treasury of the Jewish people worldwide. We are happy to help bring Gesher’s performances to North America and hope that it will allow audiences to further explore their own Jewish journeys as well as to foster closer connections to Israel and its contemporary culture.”

The Gesher Theatre was founded in 1991 by Arye and a troupe of Soviet Jewish actors, who in pursuit of artistic freedom, immigrated to Israel from Moscow. In its early days, the theater served as one of the few bilingual theaters in the world, staging every play both in Hebrew and in Russian. Today, the Gesher Theater performs solely in Hebrew, while still maintaining its close ties with the Russian culture and heritage.

For more information:
http://www.gesher-theatre.co.il/en/

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Ironi Ness Ziona players (in white) celebrate their 83-81 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv in Basketbal
December 12, 2018
Hapoel J'lem overcomes Hap TA • Ness Ziona shocks Mac TA • Holon in 1st

By JOSH HALICKMAN