A MUSICAL-THEATER PIECE FOR AN ACTOR AND A CHORUS
BY YONATAN LEVY AND NOAM ENBAR
THE GENERAL AND THE SEA is an epic rendering of one of the greatest Israeli myths ever: The last minutes of General Raphael Eitan (“Raful”), a legendary soldier known for his superhuman courage at the battlefield, who went to the Ashdod Port wave breaker on a stormy day, and was swept to sea – without knowing how to swim.
Raful was a laconic man who gave away little emotion. Yet after his death his widow revealed that he used to cry out every night, in his dreams, frequently meeting dozens of his dead soldiers and the two sons he lost.
Yet THE GENERAL AND THE SEA is not only an Israeli myth deconstructed ironically, in a post-nationalistic view, but the story of Man, facing Life and Death, conquering and surrendering; a clash between man and his destiny, between male and female, between the volume of pain and the lack of expression; a war story between a man and himself.
THE GENERAL AND THE SEA is composed by NOAM ENBAR (“Habiluyim”). The General Raful is portrayed by Israeli TV star MENASHE NOY and the sea by a chorus.
Photography: David Even-Chen
“One of the most powerful performances to be seen on Israeli stage these days… A rare artistic achievement.” -Yediot Acharonot (November 2014)
Written and Directed by: Yonatan Levy | Music by: Noam Enbar
Co-creators: Amir Farjoun, Nir Shauloff
Chorus: Michal Oppenheim, Naama Altman, Avshalom Ariel, Tomer Damsky, Ari Teperberg, Ilil Lev Kenaan, Tamar Linder, Neta Nadav, Ruth Sgan-Cohen, Noam Enbar, Yair Polishook, Amir Farjoun, Nir Shauloff
Lighting : Omer Sheizaf
Costumes: Yonatan Levy, Keren Nechoshtan
Vocal Coaching: Michal Oppenheim
Production Manager: Nir Shauloff
Assistant Director: Roni Levanon
Grandmother Mask: Sagi Azulay
Costumes Graphics: Naama Yuriya
Graphic design: Ha’Schuna | Image: Ruth Gwilly
Rehearsal Space: CCA – The Center for Contemporary Art
Representation: Gal Canetti – canettiandtalents.com
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