The Slave

By Isaac Bashevis Singer

Upcoming dates

Adapted and directed by Yevgeny Arye

After the novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Adaptation and directing: Yevgeny Arye

The legendary play returns to the stage of Gesher Theatre!

Israel (Sasha) Demidov returns to the role of  enslaved Talmudic scholar Jacob.

The play, based on the immortal novel by B. Singer tells a story about love, sincerity and sensuality in a world of aggression and murder. Jacob is a Jewish scholar  sold into slavery after the pogroms against Polish Jewry. There, struggling to preserve his Jewishness, he finds himself falling in love with Vanda, the daughter of his Christian master. Their common love and their forbidden desire sends them on a journey from which there is no return.

Reviews

"A model of space design, a plot typical for a blockbuster movie and an excellent cast. No Israeli director achieves such quality. Images from the show will stay with me forever"

Ynet

"A gorgeous adaptation of a rich and timeless story, the stage language of Yevgeny Arye in a complete expression of his abilities, and the actors are just wonderful. The current production wholly justifies itself, and comes highly recommended. It is relevant in content and form and supremely touching"

Haaretz

"A powerful and well-coordinated performance. Engaging and with a surprisingly relevant message"

Yediot Ahronot

"A powerful and impressive experience. The choreography creates a heart-stopping intensity"

Walla!

"A fascinating performance"

Jerusalem Post

"A touching and heart wrenching performance. Challenges the audience and provides an emotional and intellectual experience"

Megaphone

"More relevant than ever. Sasha Demidov proves once again that he is one of the most convincing actors in the country; Lena Freifeld fills Evgenia Dodina's big shoes with ease. Wonderful cast"

LaIsha

"A touching performance not to be missed"

Ma Kedai

"A fascinating play, extraordinary performances from all the cast. Highly recommended!"

Mot'ke

"A timeless performance, fascinating and touching"

Ma Lama

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