KING DAVID REPORT

KING DAVID REPORT

KING DAVID REPORT


In this retelling of the biblical story, King Solomon commissions Ethan the Scribe to write the official history of King David. In return for the finest cooking in the land and the wages of a minor prophet, Ethan must write a proper record, full of glory and battles, statecraft and honor--a tribute to David and, of course, to Solomon, his heir. But as Ethan explores the story, he finds another life hidden behind the iron curtain dividing past from present: the story of a David who seduced, lied, bragged, and plundered his way to power. Ethan wonders: which life should be reported in the King David Report?

Written by one of Germany's most acclaimed dissident authors, The King David Report is both an analysis of the writer's obligations to truth, and an astute satire on the workings of history and politics in a totalitarian state.

Stefan Heym(Helmut Flieg), (born April 10, 1913, Chemnitz, Ger.- died Dec. 16, 2001, Jerusalem, Israel) German writer and political activist who , as the author of over a dozen novels, including The Crusaders (1948), provoked controversy with his dissident writings. Although he was an avowed Marxist-Leninist, he was a steady critic of East Germany’s government throughout that regime’s existence, and when German reunification came, he held out hope for socialism to prevail. To that end, he ran for election to the Bundestag (second house of parliament) in 1994, served for a year, and thereafter continued in his activist dissent.

 

First Perfomance: 1/3/2016

 

Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, with 1 intermission




The play by : Roee Chen
The play based on the novel by : Stefan Heym
Directed by : Yevgeny Arye
Set design : Michael Kramenko
Costumes : Stefaniya Graurogkayte (Russia, Sankt Petersburg)
Music: Faustas Latenas (Litva,Vilnus)
Light design : Avi Yona Bueno( Bambi)
Dramaturgy: Katya Sassonsky
Sound: Michael Vaisburd
Eitan son of Goshaya, historian: Alon Friedman
King Solomon, son of David: Miki Leon
Bnaya, The Minister of war: Doron Tavori
Jehoshaphat, The secretary: Shir Shinar
Nathan, The Prophet: Boris Ahanov
Amenhotep, The Chief Eunuch: Yuval Yanai
Michal, The Princess, David's wife: Lillian Ruth
Mivsam, a beggar, a former David's soldier: Alexander Senderovich
Yoav son of Seruya , David's captain: Yevgeny Terletsky
Esther, Eitan's wife: Karin Seruya
Lilith, Eitan's concubine: Ruth Rasyuk
Tamar, David's daughter: Tali Osadchy
King David : Henry David
Priest/Boy Amalekite: Daniel Styopin
Narrators: Gilad Kletter, Alexander Senderovich, Eldad Prives

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