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June 09, 1967 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-06-09

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With lilts.
Leading Israeli Actor Mischa Asherov Carries His Theater Around
Woolf." was lago in Shake

EctlienottiAN JEWRY
'1'111- .1rvvin11 community of Ecua-
dor. %vide)) dales back to the turn
of the t.rtitury, today numbers
some :',000 persons, the vast ma-
im it y of whom live in the city of
guilt) with a smaller community
in Guayaquil.

. Israelis love the theater. The
ceotly.
in
week he left the country for speare's - Othello," performed
For the member; of Center The-
America, Asherov said, there another Israeli play and did his
ater. as he has done in 14 other
were 21 productions being pre- one-man show.
Amer:car. cities. Asherov demon-
After appearing at the Jewish
seated concurrently in Israel.
,
strated the a ,-.--ting craft that has
t
one of them being "}tarot5.iade." Center here. Asherov co nn
earned honors In 1958, he was
Habima alone produces 12 to that the Center Theater would do
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
named Habima's Best Actor of the
o r
16 plays a year, with two to four well to look into the wealth
Year for his role as Eddie in
- ilatieliAt 36 — Friday, 'June 9, 1967
groups
playing
simultaneously
Hebrew,
Yiddish
and
intiu
A
View
From
the
Arthur Miller'; -.
either in a major city or in any plays on Jewish themes for pres
Bridge. -
Israeli community that so re- entation to the Detroit community.
it4
Short, stocky. with graying hair.
quests. Sometimes there is an "Uriel da Costa" for example
Ashero'. is not the box-office hero
audience of 5,000; sometimes about an Amsterdam Jew, but it's

as
that makes young girls stream. He
500. about an American problem
speaks with his hands and with a
Asherov has no fear of tele- similation. "1 believe in the ail
RESORT r.OUTH A HAVE N
face that molds like modeling clay
vision's novelty hurting the theater ucational message of the theater,'•
into countless expressions. At the or movies. "Besides the 3,000,000 he said. "Otherwise it is nothing.
end of this year—"If God be with
theater tickets sold in one year, "liahima is more than theater;
me - -that face will become famous Israel is the second country in the it is an education, a learning ex-
in France: Asherov will play Tevya
world in the number of movie perience for a people, gathered
in the production of "Fiddler on tickets bought by the public; from all corners of the earth."
the Roof" in Paris.
10,000,000. Television won't hurt"
It's a wandering life that Ash-
ur theater goes to the
erov leads as a member of the because o
At South Haven's Finest
Habima company, simpy because audience.
• GIANT POOL, Temperature
"Also, we have an educational
Controlled
Habima, the National Theater of program for youth in the schools,
On Lake Huron
• Dancing & Entertainment at Pool
Israel. doesn't wait for its audi-
and the children's theater at-
Side Patio
2 & 3 BEDROOMS
ences to come; it goes to its audi- tached to the main Habima. They're
• Free Dancing Lessons
ences throughout the country.
Rents S90 to $140 per Wk.
• Champagne Hour - Midnight Snacks
used to going to the theater by the
Asherov estimates that an actor
Safe, Private Beach - 450 Feet
• Famous Jewish Style Cooking
in Israel plays from 100 to 150, time they re adults
the American-Israeli Cultural
Not Stony
• SPECIAL FOR CHILDREN Separate
There are fire major theater
Dining Room & Counselor
times a year in Tel Aviv, where '
Foundation and the Center for
Supervision
Write—or Better Phone:
Habima's 200-seat theater is lo- companies to choose from: Ha-
World Jewry, Asherov offered a
• Additional Air Conditioned and
cated,
and
150
times
outside
Tel
hima.
Ohel
(Ilistadrut-affiliated).
TAWAS
CITY—BOX
303
Remodeled Rooms
"View of Current Israeli The-
Cameri, Zavit and the Municipal
SPECIAL LOW RATES IM JUNE
Zone 48763
Aviv.
ater" at the Jewish Center re-
For Reservations: WRITE OR PHONE
Fifty years old this year, hay- Theater of Haifa. Giora Godik's
PHONE: 1-517-362-2626
South Haven: 616-637-2503
ing been founded in Ri.ssia in musical theater, not a permanent
Chicago: AM 2-7042
1917, Hahima's story is like that company, brings U.S. musical pro-
I of the Jewish people, Asherov ductions to Israel. including "Fid-
There are two
-
ON LAKE
said: "upside down." Habima dler on the Roof.
was a theater without a country or three small: private theaters
MICHIGAN
using
what
was
then
a
dead
and
some
200
amateur
groups,

Air
Conditioned
Room with
At Mid America's fabulous resort ...
and
language, Hebrew. "Only later which combine for a festival once
a pia irne paradese whereyoultenioy:
Private Bath
Midnight
Snack
3
Meals
and

did people start to speak He. a year.
• Terof le food
Israel's problem is that she
• Air Conditioned room with
• Beautiful
brew."
heated pool
hasn't enough actors and directors
Recreation Rooms
From Russia. liahima went to
and Pail"
• Floor Shows
• Dancing
to go around. And looking at
• All sports
Germany in 1926. from place to
• Private Beach • Swimming Pool
• Gala floor
theater finances, it', easy to see
place
in Europe and then to
shows
• American-Jewish Cuisine
Owned by
why
not.
• Suana Bath-
America. Here there was a split.
Area Code 616
Mr. and Mrs. Eichenbaum
Although Habima is billed as
• FREE GOI I
PHONE
637-2506
and one group decided to remain
until Juls
MICHIGAN BEACH HOTEL SOUTH HAVER. MICH. •
the National Theater of Israel.
N•,•Low Pot" ,
in
New
York.
eventually-dying
out.
m,. .04,0,1
it gets only 5 per cent of its sup
ere
1.100: (.0.01
wit"'
The other group emigrated to
port from the government; the
Palestine.
other 95 per cent is by subscrip-
(Although II abima has per-
tion tickets. Now in debt by some
formed throughout Europe since
S2,500,000, Habima sees the defi-
statehood, and has appeared in the
vacation for 3 • • . and the 3rd will
SOUTH HAWN. MICHIGAN
cit growing and little way out.
'Take a That's right! Starting Tuesday, July
United States three times, it has
Marsala/Sill (M. 11111)
3rd person
Asherov admitted that "in the
be free!"
30, the
never returned to Germany. "We
until Sunday, July
50 years of Habima, there is no
4th
or child) in a room with 2 adults of
have nothing to say to the Ger-
(adult
year we haven't had a deficit."'
Nippersink will be our guest and entitled to
mans," said Asherov. The last per-
abso-
Thus, because the theaters of
lodging and food (3 meals each day)
formance in Russia took place in
Israel belong to their actors, they
lutely
free.
1938) .
must pay the consequences: they
Asherov's family wandered al-
most as far as the Habima's, al- must hold down other jobs.
There's so-o-o-o much to enjoy
though in a straight path. Asherov and his wife, for ex-
FAMILY BONUS!
ATLANTIC RESORT
at HIPPERSINK this summer
Originally from Samarkand, in ample. have formed their own
July 4th to 14th only
ON THE BEACH
Attractive accommodations

what
is
today
Soviet
Central
Asia,
company,
in
which
they
do
shows
In addition to 3-for-2 Sp•-
49090
,OUTH HAVEN, MICH.
• Delicious full course meals
Asherov's great-grandfather emi- apart from their regular Habima
cial, extra children under
• MUSICAL SHOWS
GOLF'
18 - hole golf course

Private
• DANCING
grated to Palestine in 1864, and schedule, traveling from Kibutz to
15 in the soma room will
TENNIS
• Floor shart and dancing nightly
SW IM MING • 1.001. 1.0L•NG ES
cost only $4.00 per day,
helped found the Bukharin Jewish Kibutz. On an evening when he
• Free grace lessons—golf,
WIENER ROASTS
including 3 meals,
PARTIES
COcKTAII ,
quarter in New Jerusalem. His is not performing for Habima,
swimming, cha-cha, twist
MIDNITE SNACKS
own son returned to Samarkand, Asherov may be found doing a
• Afternoon cocktail Iliadic
and 1891 took his turn at emigrat. one-man show, Gogol's "Diary of
• Tennis, Boating,
Swimming—
ing to Palestine. Asherov's father' a Mad M
Water Ski School,
Last year,
ears he played in "Vir-
mid-week days ... Sunday, ions 18th
born in the Holy Land, and he,
Bicycling, Softball
Any
to Friday, June 30th (excluding June 23-25
too, went back to Samarkand.
• Complete children's
weekend) ... from only 514.50 daily, per
BRITONS
BEHIND
ISRAEL
dayl
program for
where Asherov was born.
person, complete, FREE GOLF
all ages
LONDON — The Gallup
He has lived in the country since
AND CHILDREN under 15 years, only 5.4.00
meals, when sharing
age 10 and has expressed no desire
Poll reported Tuesday that a
All Rooms Air Conditioned, Heated
Fun for ALL
per day, including 3
and Fully Carpeted !except as other
survey of British public opin-
to return to Samarkand.
room with parents.
THE FAMILY—
nue shots n
Asherov said it was his grand-
ion showed that 46 per cent
coonsimor
Children's Wading Pool
all
the
time!
DIETARY LAWS OBSERVED
father he portrayed in that "Im-
of Britons questioned ex-
Phone or write for low, low rotes and brochure
Area Code 616
Phone:
possible on Saturday" role.
pressed sympathy with Israel
637-5403
A founder of Kibutz Yech-Am
in the new Middle East war
and only four per cent sided
in the Galilee, Asherov began
his career in drama school 22
with Egypt. The other 50 per
JUST 65 MILES FROM CHICAGO • GENOA CITY, WISCONSIN
years ago. Since then, his life
SCHECHTEFt & HIRSCH'S
cent gave "don't know" an-
Detroit Office • Isadore J. Goldstein • 25839 Southwood
has been non-stop theater.
swers.
ELgin 6-7555
Although the liahima performs
only in Hebrew, Asherov, who
speaks six languages, is ready for
HOTEL
any contingency, including English
ANY 2 WEEKS
movies. "Fiddler" will be his first
June 25 to Sept. 4
musical, although he has played
2c• PER WEEK
a non-musical Tevye before.
per person
•"'
He has been in films for eight
double occ.
years, the most recent being
'55 of 157 rooms
"Three Days and a Child," which
INCLUDES ROUND TRIP
was awarded a first prize at the
JET TRANSPORTATION
Cannes Film Festival. His wife,
Transfers to and from Hotel
Beautiful Room & Meals
too, recently signed a movie con-
$9 50• daily per person
tract in Israel.
When Asherov completes his
lone 25 to Sept. 4
U.S. tour, he plans to direct a film,
INCLUDING MEALS •55 of 157 rooms
"The Net," a modern drama based
STRICTLY KOSHER MEALS
on the story of Cain and Abel.
under 0 supervision
Despite the potential of the film
ONLY GLATT MEATS SERVED
industry in Israel, the theater still
FREE PARKING • FREE CHAISE
ranks first with Asherov, who re-
LOUNGES L MATS • FREE TV in
Every Room • Planned Entertain-
calls with relish his favorite roles:
ment • Counsellor Supervision for
Barney Greenwald in "The Caine
Children • Night Patrol • Salt L
Sugar Free Diets • CENTRALLY AIR.
Mutiny," George in "Who's Afraid
CONDITIONED • POLLEN FREE
of Virginia Woolf." ("Habima
DETROIT OFFICE
Ben Teitel's fabulous new Lakecrest Towers, located at 223 North Shore Drive, right on the beach
keeps 'Virginia Woolf' in its reper-
at South Haven, Mich. Beautiful suites, heated pool and all resort facilities. Finest accommodations
341-0533
tory. It's the biggest success in the
available anywhere. Phone 616-637-2222.
ENTIRE OCEANFRONT BLOCK
world, and we perform it three
37th - 38th Sts., MIAMI BEACH
times a week").

BY CHARLOTTE HYAIES
It's been said that Israel's actors
cover almost - as much mileage as
her bus dri -.ers. Mischa Asherov. a
leading, mernbr-r of the Ha birr,a
Theater, could probably r.rutdiri-
tame all of them.
On this his first trip to the
United States Asherov was pre-
ceded b, his appearance on film
here. In the movie. "Impossible on
Saturday." an Israeli-French com-
edy that played in Detroit eight
month. Asherov was seen as
a eh(-r . :',1 old angel trying desper•
ately to get his un-angelic son into
Ilea -.en •
In the same film, the actor's
wife Dahlia Friedland. also had a
major r ro!, (Dahlia is the daughter
of Zsi Friedland. a founder and
director Of Habima. who continues
to teac -i many new actors. Her
mother.. Ifanna Handler, is also in
the Hahirna company. In our
houtehold theater is breakfast and
Asherov
lurch
Touring the United States for

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