Michael (2009) Michael Ensemble
A tragic comedy for five participants and a mattress
Every year the Brosh family gets together to celebrate Michael’s memory with a humble ceremony.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, or in this case: the absence of being, neuters and sabotages dead memories. All that remains is a zany ceremony in which the unimportant is the essence, and a mourning ritual structured from life’s smallest and most negligible details: a table filled with Burekas, poetry reading, nostalgia and accompanying keyboards. Only one thing is missing: logic.
“An artistic, spectacular, funny, brilliant, and very funny event… An impressive and innovative aesthetic achievement which should be experienced at least once”, Time Out Tel Aviv
“A raucous celebration of nonsense… A pithiness that Hanoch Levin would have been proud of as if it were his offspring. Everything is accurate, in place and successful in unsettling the audience, usually with unstoppable thundering laughter, and here and there a face that discloses great excitement”, Habama Website
“Intoxicating insanity”, Achbar HaIr
Actors and Creators: Avi Dangur, Hilla Goldenberg, Meital Raz, Natalie Faust, Nadav Hollander.
Directed by: Itay Vizer
Music by: Nadav Hollander
Producer: Yael Bar-On
Light Board Operator: Keren Dambinski