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The Second Lebanon War is coming to the theatre. The Haifa Theatre, which had to stop running during the war, has started working on a new project, “Heroes Against Their Will”.
The play is composed of monologues and dialogues of people of all ages, colours and types from the home front communities, where the war reached their front door.
Adi Oz (a journalist for the Tel Aviv newspaper “Ha’Ir”) and Adi Segev are responsible for the research and writing. They and director Sinai Peter met with these war heroes. The testimonies from the field will be combined with new songs performed by Efrat Gosh. The music will be written by the musician Roni Reshef, daughter of Tzali Reshef , the founder of Peace Now.
The young cast of actors include Nadia Kutcher, Rauda Saliman, Uri Yaniv, Orit Zafran, David Blanca, Amir Levi, and Ron Brightman. The first performance is planned for late November.
“As a Haifa theatre that stood on the front lines, we could not go back to our daily routine without dealing with the war”, says Oded Feldman, Director General of the theatre.
“Since the heroes of this war were not only soldiers, but also people on the home front, people who were forced to protect their children and themselves, who left their homes or went down into the shelters, we thought that we had to give them an outlet for expression.
“We chose to make a fresh, young performance with young actors. I saw Roni Reshef, who wrote the music, in Nissan Nativ’s 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'. Her talent really stood out and I promised her that we would meet.
"We decided to bring the girls and Sinai Peter out to the field, and to build a performance from the stories that we collected. It is symbolic that the play will be performed in Wadi Salib, which was hit by a Katyusha during the war.”
Reproduced with permission: Ynet