Israeli premiere of the 1987 black comedy by Jewish-Hungarian playwright George Tabori
In a forgotten basement, under the butcher shop, there’s a place where, for a few pennies, the homeless can rent a bed and get a little something to eat. Here lives a homeless man by the name of Herzl who makes a living peddling Bibles and the Kama Sutra while trying to write his book. A new arrival, a homeless man named Hitler, is an aspiring painter trying to get accepted to the Academy of Fine Arts. Making up the trio is a homeless former chef, Lobkowitz, who believes he’s God. Relationships, possible and impossible, form between these three and others sheltered there, covering the gamut of human emotions.
Photo: Eyal Landesman
The audience who come to the basement will also be among the homeless: sitting on their beds, drinking with them, and taking part in their sorrows and joys in an intimate proximity.
Playwright: George Tabori
Translated by: Shimon Levy
Director: Gil Alon
Set design & costume design: Ofra Maezawa
Producer: Einat Besser
Production: Gilboa Theatre and the Academy of Performing Arts
Cast in order of appearance: Ofer Peer | Lupo Bercovici | Shlomi Bertonov | Roy Assaf | Daphne Tadmor Levi | Tracy Abramovici/Natalie Fainstein | Elad Rot
The Post Office A | Duration: 2 hrs.