by Nathan Alterman
The play tells the story of the first “Kvutza” – communal settlement – “Galila”
The play opens with Mordecai, one of the group’s members, who has returned from Yaffo after being sent there to collect a sum of money which he then lost. The members find out that in order to cover for this he borrowed money in Yaffo and put it into the communal fund without them knowing. They are furious at the lack of transparency in this act and demand that he apologizes. The money that was lost was planned to pay for the locomobile (Tractor) and the absence of this sum puts the keeping of the locomobile in danger.
This crisis opens a wound from the past (The death of Liova, a long-time member and Tanya’s partner) which threatens to tear the group apart.
Yehuda, one of the members, travels with Mordecai to Yaffo in order to perform an arbitration regarding the matter and Eliezer follows them. While in Yaffo they meet Haim Baruch and Zlatina, owners of a guest house, a painter who is escaping from Jerusalem to Yaffo, Yasnogorsky – a worker who has split into two due to him arguing so much with himself and even Liova’s parents who have arrived two years after their son’s death in order to see where he died and meet his friends.
The party returns to Galila to find that Tanya, in the past Liova’s partner and Mordecai’s in the present has lost her mind. Liova’s mother helps her to free herself from Liova’s spirit and choose life.
A photographer arrives and takes a picture of the whole group at sunrise.
Duration: About 1 hour and 30 minutes (without intermission)
Israel Festival 2015 world premiere
Directing: Shir Goldberg
Adaptation and Editing: Shahar Pinkas
Set Design: Adam Keler
Costume Design: Ofra Confino
Music: Daniel Solomon
Lighting Design: Roni Cohen
Mask Design: Amira Pinkas
Dialogue Coach: Noga Yetomi
Eddi Alterman, Natalie Eliezerov, Yehoyachin Friedlander, Guy Gurevich, Yoav Hyman, Carmit Mesilati-Kaplan, Odelya Moreh-Matalon, Nir Ron, Erez Shafrir, Itai Szor, Arie Tcherner, Ariel Wolf
The play is infused with vivid imagery, song and playful movement… we are swept away by this dream come to life. The theatrical language of this production is so creative, fun and communicative… In an age when the concept of the collective has become a museum piece, Kinneret Kinneret is a magnificent work of ensemble acting
(Ayelet Dekel, Midnight East)
The set was one of the highlights of the play… it deserves a 5\5 stars… it all comes out beautifully with the musical editing of the well-known musician Daniel Solomon… That play handles the classic text professionally. Shir Goldberg proves her perfectionism and it’s a pleasure to watch. That was one of the best shows I has saw lately
(Noa Goren, Playstosee – International Theatre Reviews)