by Noam Gil
directed by Yigael Sachs
costume and set design: Daphne Peretz
lighting: Jake Sliv
Yaakov Zada Daniel
The Best Play Award in The Fringe Theater Awards in Israel in 2016, and best suporting actor for Yaakov Zada Daniel
This dark comedy begins with a knock on the door in the middle of the night. Zechariah, a disabled man, paralyzed from the waist down, has come to visit Oded, his onetime friend, and his pregnant wife, Alona. Zechariah has just lost his father, who died out of strange, perhaps violent, circumstances the morning before, and now expects to be taken care of by Oded and Alona. He doesn’t speak much, nor moves, but he will not leave. This process of settlement drives the couple crazy, opening traumatic wounds in their relationship. As time goes by, Alona understands that in order to salvage her marriage, she will have to get rid of the "discomfort" that lives with them, the same "discomfort" that will never vacate the premises peacefully.
This play was developed with help of the Israeli Drama Development Fund
"In Noam Gil's plays, dramaturgical models, mostly borrowing from Anglo-American culture, are successfully weaved, reminding us of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Edward Albee, Sarah Kane, David Mamet and the Coen Brothers. His talent to listen to characters in dire circumstances (without breaking the rules of probability) and to speak through them is superb, fresh and direct. The circumstances which Noam chooses to illustrate are meticulously constructed in their ability to resurface deep, repressed and terrifying emotions regarding the "others," the "undesirables," the ghosts and demons that were swiped beneath the carpet for a long time and now reemerge as monsters"
Eitan Bloom, Haaretz.
"an importent play... directed beautifully... great acting" Maariv
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