Mountain

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Absurd
Fantasy
Poetic Drama
Tragedy
Subject:
Death
Love
Mythology
Survival
Violence
War

Text in:

he German

Five soldiers are trapped in an endless war. They keep coming back to the starting point where they are asked to go into battle to protect their land, and each time the level of sacrifice demanded of them rises. From this nightmarish trap a hero emerges – Mountain – whose character encompasses the promise of decisive victory and salvation. Mountain’s character is shaped as a lyrical reflection of the former Israeli prime minister and retired general Ariel Sharon, and the plot is inspired by battles that the Israeli public finds controversial: the retaliation attacks of the 1950s, the Yom Kippur War, and the Second Lebanon War.

The characters

Female:0 Male:5 Total:5

Translations

English, German

Productions

Premierre

2014 Notzar theatre director: Dalit Milstein


More in Israel

2019, Tmu-na theatre, adapted and directed by Hen David.


Productions Abroad

Germany
In 2010 the play won an award at the Heidelberger Stückemarkt Festival in Germany and was chosen to be produced as a full production. Timo Krstin directed its European premiere in 2011 at the Theater & Orchester Heidelber.

Berg (Europäische Erstaufführung)
von Yaron Edelstein, Mitarbeit: Dalit Milshtein
Regie: Timo Krstin, Bühne und Kostüme: Flurin Borg Madsen, Dramaturgie: Nina Steinhilber.
Mit: Simon Bauer, Klaus Cofalka-Adami, Paul Grill, Natanael Lienhard, Matthias Rott.

הפקת הר בהיידלברג, גרמניה, 2011

הפקת הר בהיידלברג, גרמניה, 2011

Critics

Harald Raab, reviewing in the Nachtkritik wrote: "Edelstein gives an insight into the physical and psychological destruction of immediate experiences during warfare: no heroic epic, but also no striking anti-war piece. Just an Ecce homo - and therefore strong: young men who have not yet overcome their fear of the mythical woman and therefore boast about their sexual conquest adventures, in the extreme situation of having to kill and in the danger of being killed themselves." Raab, Haarald (January 2011). When young men go to warNachtkritik. https://web.archive.org/web/20140428000722/http://titelmagazin.com/artikel/223/8620/yaron-edelstein-berg---ein-israelisches-kriegsst%C3%BCck-am-heidelberger-theater-deutsch-erstaufgef%C3%BChrt.html https://www.hagalil.com/2011/01/berg/ https://www.jpost.com/Metro/Climb-every-mountain-375746