Autumn

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Drama
Psychological Drama
Subject:
Family
Migration
Sex
The Land of Israel
Zionism

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A drama about a doctor who immigrated to pre-state Israel
in 1896 to become a farmer. After 30 years he doesn’t feel rooted at home, and wants to begin a new life. He falls in
love with his former lover’s daughter, but is caught by his wife and children
who kill him to stop the affair.
 

The characters

Female:5 Male:7 Total:12

1. Ephraim Weiss – a farmer of 52
2. Regina – his wife, about 50.
3. Adela – his mother, about 75.
4. Alexander – his younger son, 24.
5. Fanya – his older daughter, 26.
6. Misha – her husband, about 30.
7. Rosa – a distant cousin of Regina’s from Plonsk, a town
in Poland – about 45.
8. Mina – her daughter, 19.
9. Yanek – a cook, Regina’s neighbor from Plonsk, about 40.
10. Melchior – a gardener, a distant cousin of Regina’s from
Plonsk, about 75.
11. Lazar – a hired hand, a cousin of Regina’s, 28.
12. Feivl – a hired hand, Lazar’s brother, 26, has speaking
difficulties. 

Translations

English, French, German

Productions

Premierre

1996 Beit Lessin Theatre director: Gedalia Besser


Productions Abroad

Germany , United States

 Heilbronn Municipal Theater, Germany, 1996

Directed by Klaus Wagner

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