TO THE END OF THE LAND
Based on David Grossman's Novel
Written and Directed by Hanan Snir
Set Design by Roni Toren
Music by Ori Widislavski
Movement by Miri Lazar
Costume Design by Paulina Adamov
Dramaturgue Noga Ashkenazi
Lighting Design by Roni Cohen
ORA EFRAT BEN ZUR
AVRAM DROR KEREN
ILAN / Company member AMNON WOLF
OFER / Company member DANIEL SABBAG
AKIVA / Company member DAVID BILENCA
SAMI / Company member GUY MESIKA
IBTISAM / a Russian nurse RINAT MATATOV
A Psychologist / Company member AMOS BOARON
An Officer / Company member HAREL MURAD
Company member NIR BARAK
Company member ELDAR BRENTMAN
Company member / Accordion VITALY PODOLSKY
Understudy DANIEL WERTHEIM
Production Manager Avi Gez
Assistant Director Karin Sigal
2nd Assistant Director Lina Snir
International Relations Department: Sigal Cohen
Opening night: 20 September, 2016 The Meskin Theatre
Length: 2 hours and 15 minutes including interval
This is a great love story between Ora, Avram and Ilan, who meet in a hospital at the age of 16, in the midst of the Six Day War. This random encounter ties them together and shapes their fate, in light of the fragility and anxiety of the Israeli existence.
35 years later, Ora, whose combat soldier son goes off on a military operation, runs away from home in order to avoid the torment of awaiting the tragic news that is bound to arrive: by refusing to accept the news, Ora hopes she might be able to prevent it and save her son.
On her way to the Galilee, she almost kidnaps Avram, her childhood sweetheart, and for days and nights she travels with him across the country on foot, doing the only thing she can do to protect her son - she recounts his life story, as if through the power of this story alone she will keep him and herself safe from the dreaded news.
"To the End of the Land" is a story about love and unrequited love, about friendship and generosity between men, about parenthood and giving, and mostly about "family work" - the almost heroic effort to maintain the delicate fabric of a family, in face of the violence and terror, but also the beauty and warmth, of the Israeli reality.