(photo credit: Rebecca Crown Auditorium)
Getting to grips with Levin, in Yiddish
The Yiddishpiel Theater will start a run
of performances of Hanoch Levin’s comedy Solomon Grip at 8 p.m.
The first show takes place at Tzavta in Tel Aviv and it will
also be shown elsewhere around the country, at the Jerusalem Theater, the
Givatayim Theater, the Performing Arts Center in Beersheba, the Rapaport
Auditorium in Haifa and Heichal Hatarbut in Ra’anana, as well as in Netanya,
Ness Ziona, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Petah Tikva.
Levin’s first comedy,
Solomon Grip premiered at the Open Theater in 1969 with Hillel Ne’eman directing
and playing the main character. The storyline is based on a woman called
Pertziflucha who is saddled with caring for her ailing husband. Her husband
refuses to take the medicines prescribed for him and, instead, prefers to
prolong his malady so that Pertziflucha will continue to tend to his every
This is the first Yiddish version of Solomon Grip and stars Ya’akov
Bodo, Yisrael Treisteman and Andrei Kaskar.
Yoram Falk is the
For tickets and more information: (03) 525-4660 (Tzavta); (03)
732-5340 (Givatayim); (04) 838-4777 (Haifa); (09) 830-8811 (Netanya) or (09)
Urban art in Haifa
Some of the changes that have
taken place in the urban landscape of Haifa in recent years are currently on
display at the Haifa Municipal Museum at a show called Urbani.Po
The exhibition incorporates several artistic and cultural
disciplines and focuses on half a dozen edifices in the city and its environs –
May Cinema, the Prophets Tower, Beit Rothschild, the Vocational School in Kiryat
Haim, the Kolbo newspaper building and the Haifa Theater.
features photographs from the past and the present day, historic film footage
and contemporary animation, models and documents and press
Urbani.Po, which will run until May, includes a program of
cultural events outside the museum, too, which are designed to raise awareness
of the importance of preserving Haifa’s architectural heritage. The events will
feature members of the artistic and literary community, including veteran writer
Haifa resident Sami Michael, actress Salwa Nakara, journalist-musician Ilan
Lukach and Haifa-born journalist-musician- comics artist Yoram
Urbani.Po is curated by Zohar Efron and Inbar Dror
For more information: (04) 911-5888 or www.hms.org.il
Next Saturday (9 p.m.), the Mediatheque Center in Holon will host an
intriguing collaboration between classical composer, conductor and pianist Gil
Shohat and veteran pop singer Yardena Arazi. The show, titled Yardena Arazi
Meets Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, also features the string section of the Ra’anana
The concert program includes new workings of some of Arazi’s
favorite numbers, arranged for piano and strings, as well as a performance of
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
The show is part of the When Classical Music and
Pop Meet series, which takes in performances of contemporary classical music,
jazz, musicals, world music and contemporary Israeli music. Shohat is the
artistic director of the series.
For tickets and more information: (03)
502-1555 or www.mediatheque.org.il
‘Evita’ does the rounds
Lutnik – a.k.a. the Singing Rabbi of Broadway – will star in a local version of
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical Evita.
This is the first time
the show is being produced in this country in English.
production premiered in London in 1976, and an ensuing Hebrew version here
starred Riki Gal.
In addition to Lutnik, who is also the artistic and
musical director of the show, the cast includes Kfir Levy and Shmuel Dubeck
The first show takes place on Thursday (8:30 p.m.) at Heichal
Hatarbut in Or Akiva, and there are further performances in Netanya, Neveh
Yarak, Rehovot, Givatayim, Haifa, Jerusalem and Modi’in.
For tickets and
information: 077-450- 6012 or www.israel-theatre.com
Timeless fashion in Kiryat
Over the next couple of weeks, shoppers at the Kiryon mall in Kiryat
Bialik can get an eyeful of some of the current fashion trends, with a liberal
helping of nostalgia.
The “Timeless Fashion” exhibition features eight
display windows with contemporary clothes, accessories and even household items
that feed off the styles shown on the front covers of La’isha magazine from 1948
until the present day.
The items on show come from all the major stores
in the mall and, when the exhibition closes on January 22, a lottery will take
place with eight lucky winners going home with the contents