The monodrama The Jewish Dog (by Prešern Theatre Kranj and Mini teater) will be performed in Haifa Theatre on 9 and 10 April at 17:30 and 20:30. The Jewish Dog is an autobiography of Cyrus, a dog born in mid-1930s into the household of the German-Jewish family. Cyrus is a special dog, unusually sensitive to humans’ emotions. The play follows his life and contemplations while he’s making his way through Europe during World War II.
The play stages the court trial of air force pilot Lars Koch (Miha Rodman) accused of mass murder after having shot down a hijacked civil plane which was intended to crash into a soccer stadium. The audience gets to act as a jury and votes on the verdict on which the sentence at the end of the play is then based. In Ferdinand von Schirach’s play the audience give their verdict, “guilty” or “not guilty.” The results of the decisions are continually updated and shown on this site - terror.theater 81 theaters all over the world programmed the play during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons.> View link
The Jewish Dog (Yediot Books, 2007) is an autobiography of Cyrus, a dog born in mid-1930s into the household of the German-Jewish family Gottlieb. Cyrus is a special dog, unusually sensitive to humans’ emotions and determined to fully comprehend human speech. The novel follows his life and contemplations while he’s making his way through Europe during World War II. Cyrus witnesses the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust, and all the love he knows comes from the Gottlieb family. A Nazi decree forces the family out of their home, and unfortunate events separate them from Cyrus. His path leads form a loving Jewish family to a stray dog, a wild pack, and even to an SS Nazi guard dog at the Treblinka extermination camp. He undergoes several name changes, he is left to himself in increasingly dangerous situations, the only thing keeping him alive is his strong survival instinct, and all he yearns is to be reunited with the Gottlieb family. With skilful fluidity of language, Kravitz employs ingeniously harrowing metaphors and imagery to describe historic events of World War II as seen by an unusually sensitive and insightful Jewish dog. The result is a powerful and heart-wrenching narrative, and Cyrus is poignant and unforgettable character.> View link
Deadman comes for his sweetheart will performe at the 41. international theater festival MOT in Skopje, Macedonia.> View link
Amre, a period piece set in Paris in 1925, stars Kazakh actor Sanjar Madi in the title role opposite Abbie Cornish and Ben Aldridge in the story of a small-town Kazakh singer named Amre Kashaubaev who journeys from Russia to Paris to compete in an international singing competition. While in the City of Lights, he forms an unlikely friendship with George Gershwin (Aldridge) and gets close to a woman (Cornish). Miha Rodman, Christian Hillborg and Philip Brodie round out the international cast.> View link
At 44. Fest 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia. With Katarina Čas and Robin Hudson.
The theater show "Deadman comes for his sweetheart" will perform at the NETA International theater festival in Bucharest, Romania. http://www.tnb.ro/en/dead-man-comes-for-his-sweetheart-neta
Cruising the streets of Sarajevo, let me know if you're there.
The Association of Theatre Critics and Researchers of Slovenia awards "Deadman comes for his Mistress" as BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR 2013/14. Deadman comes for his Mistress, written by Svetlana Makarovic, directed by Jernej Lorenci in coproduction with Presheren Theater Kranj and City Theater Ptuj.> View link
Hilda, a first play written by a French-Senegalese novelist, Marie Ndiaye, is a taut one act about modern day slavery in which a wealthy woman becomes obsessed with the new nanny she employs. In the spirit of both Pinter and the filmmaker David Lynch, there is a creepy, unlikely essence to this play.