To The End Of The Land
Hanan Snir's theatrical apdaptation to David Grossman's stirring novel To The End Of The Land. This is a great love story between Ora, Avram and IIan, 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 Isreali 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 awaitingthe 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 recoutns 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 family, in face of the violence and terror, but also the beauty and warmth, of the Israeli reality.
Opening Night: 20 September 2016, The Meskin Theatre.
Length: 2 hours and 12 minutes including interval.