Yoni Lahav's new quest drama, Metudela, is named for the Jerusalem street where he was born. It's also where the play's hero lives. "It's a play about a total amnesiac who goes on a quest to rediscover his personal and national identity," says Lahav. On the way he meets people with the same problem, and whose fates become intertwined with his. Added to the mix are collective memories and agonies, but there's a happy end. Among those the amnesiac, David, meets is an embittered nurse who drinks too much, a mafioso, a mysterious beauty and a Christian Arab. The "real" life on stage conflicts with screened flashbacks, bringing up the question, "What is memory?" Lahav, who also writes for TV, was commissioned to write Metudela for the Simta fringe theater in Old Jaffa. It's directed by Yuval Zamir and opens on January 17.