The Admission

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Drama
Subject:
Arab-Israeli Conflict

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A play about memory and denial in the context of what Israelis call their “War of Independence” and the Palestinians call their “Nakba”. The play is set in Haifa in 1988 AND portrays two families, one Jewish one Palestinian. Some of the families’ members are trying to reveal the events that took place during the 1948 war between Jews and Palestinians, hoping that a new discourse will heal their wounds. Some of them are trying to deny these events and bury them deep in the ground, hoping that peaceful co-existence will heal their wounds.

The characters

Female:3 Male:4 Total:7

Characters:

Avigdor: Colonel in the Israeli army during the 1948 War of Independence. In 1988 he is the owner of a big construction company (64).

Yona: his wife (60).

Giora: Their son, lecturer at the University of Haifa. He was wounded in the Lebanon war of 1982. Both his legs are lame. He uses crutches (35).

Neta: His girlfriend, an architect (29).

Ibrahim: A refugee from the Arab village of Tantur (58).

Azmi: His son, owner of a restaurant (35).

Samya: His daughter, lecturer at the University of Haifa (30).

Translations

English

Productions

Premierre

2014 director: Sinai Peter


Productions Abroad

United States

The play was first produced by Theater J, Washington DC, directed by Sinai Peter (2104)


Featured in the iSRA-DRaMA: International Exposure of Israeli Theatre 2016

Critics

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/wrenching-israeli-drama-the-admission-premieres-at-theater-j/2014/03/26/528a3bea-b50d-11e3-bab2-b9602293021d_story.html


http://www.dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2014/03/26/admission-theater-j-john-stoltenberg/

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