The Ambassador’s Wife’s Turn
Movement theatre. A tragicomic farce about the near future
By Emergency Order 1948/5 Iyyar,*
Photo: Eyal Landesman
the Acco Municipality building is declared a Closed Military Area. Mrs. Coraline Rieff is arrested for evading compulsory service, cowardice, and leaving the country in wartime.
Mrs. Rieff, who vehemently claims to be the wife of Israel’s ambassador to the U.S.A., accordingly considers it perfectly justified that she be outside the country’s borders and stubbornly maintains herself innocent of the charges against her.
In the Municipality building’s offices and hallways, its parade grounds and interrogation chambers, the traitorous woman will be tried in a field trial by the judge on duty, as the flag waves above.
* The date of Israel’s independence
Writer & assistant director: Udi Nir
Adapted for the stage & directed by: Sivan Ben-Yishai
Actors-Creators: Yifat Israel | Oded Guggenheim | Rotem Goldenberg | Neta Nadav | Nora Fisher
Space design: Inbal Ravai
Costume design: Maayan Hod
Designer Assistant: Tom Simon
Movement: Laure Dellion
Lighting & technical management: Ofer Lachish
Original music & percussion: Uri Agnon
Trumpet & keyboards: Ofer Lachish
Accordion & percussion: Inbar Heyman
Trumpet: Eyal Weinberger
Acco Municipality Building | Duration: 1 hr.
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