Grossman play wins Israel Theater Prize

Four awards given to the play based on the novella by the famous Israeli writer.

(photo credit: RAFI DELUYA)
The adaptation of David Grossman’s novella A Horse Walks into a Bar, a Cameri theater production, was the major winner at the Israel Theater Prize (ITP) Awards held at Rovina Hall of the Habima Theater on Friday.
It won Best Play, Best Actor – Dror Keren; Best Supporting Actress – Aya Granit; and Best Playwright – the late Micha Loensohn, Avner Ben-Ami, Keren.
Best Translated Play went to Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage (Cameri and Gesher) and Best Comedy was the Khan production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, that also won awards for music and choreography – Maor Segev, Ariel Wolf.
Best Director went to Irad Rubinstein for The Dog King, which also won Most Promising Actor for young Ofri Bitterman as the dog and Best Set for Svetlana Breger (B.Lessin). Or Lombroso won Most Promising Actress for In the Prime of her Life (Khan), Best Actress went to Assi Levi for Good People (Haifa), and Best Supporting Actor to Alon Dahan for Krum (Haifa).
Veteran translator Eli Bijaui was named Best Translator for 1984 that also garnered Best Video – Guy Ronen. Judith Aharon got Best Costume and Roni Cohen Best Lighting for Napoleon Dead or Alive (Khan).
Tumultuous applause accompanied presentation of the Life Achievement Award to veteran stage and screen star Rivka Michaeli. And that’s it for another year.