The story of the residents of a small village in Israel in the 1940s, their loves, worries and pleasures as experienced by Yossi, a naive adolescent who never grows up. Yossi's day-to-day life and the lives of his relatives interest him more than grave national issues, until those invade his world and destroy it. The play unfolds with warmth, affection, humor and sadness in a corner of Israel where man, despite his destiny, comes out a winner.
First Perfomance: 30/3/2013
Running time: 2 hours, with 1 intermission
Village was first staged in 1996.
The show travelled all over the world:
May 1997 –Great Britain tour, London Festival;
March 1998 – Berlin Festival, Germany;
May 1998 – Lincoln Festival, New York;
October 1998 – Rome Festival, Italy;
October 1998 – Melbourne Festival, Australia;
October 1999 – Dublin Festival, Ireland;
November 2002 – Riga, Latvia and Spotkania Festival, Warsaw;
October 2002 – Moscow Art Theatre, Russia.
Gesher, headed by a Russian-born director, Yevgeny Arye, has rapidly established itself as Israel’s most important and innovative theatre.
The New York Times
Visitors from K’far steal the show.
The Australian, Melbourn
…with Gesher there is absolutely no doubt about it: The company now constitutes one of the world’s leading ensembles and you would be mad to miss it.
The London Observer
Gesher is already being talked of as one of the world’s leading companies.
The London Times
See it or you miss out on a most significant, influential theatrical experience.
Israel’s Gesher Theatre Company are extraordinary.
The Daily Telegraph
The brilliant Gesher Theatre production is powerfully evoked by the great ensemble company.
Village at Gesher is magical event.
The encounter with Sobol’s plot transformed by the magician – director Yevgeny Arye is astonishing.
Village is an enchanted dream… I don’t know if this is the best show of the year or of the decade. All I know is that I haven’t seen such a show in my life.
The Globe’s Weekly
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