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September 25, 1981 - Image 113

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-09-25

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Banner Year for Israel Film, Theater

ing the path of religious-
nationalist extremism, in
favor of the non-political
spiritual approaCh as
taught by Rabbi Yohanan
Ben Zakai, who opposed
both the corruption of the
priests and the viol-6116e of
the zealots.

room,"- by French playw-
right Jean-Claude Grum-
Press Service
berg, directed by Israeli-
The play, "The Wars of
born Michal Guvrin, re-
the Jews," by Yehoshua
volves around the more re-
Sobol, portrays the polari-
cent • tragedy of the
zation and division of the
Holocaust. It tells the story
people of Jerusalem into
of survivors attempting to
two factions, the "fanatics"
return to normal life and
and the. "moderates," with
Director Ilan Ronen represents an effort to forge
the eventual victory of the makes use of the still ex- a new sense of Jewish iden-
extremists and bloody tant city - wallg to bring tity in the aftermath of un-
elimination of any voices home the gruesome
speakable horror.
appealing for compromise.
warning of the play.
'"Adam's Purim Party,"
Closing following re- Music by Shlomo Bar based On a novel by Yoram
corded history of the revolt maintains a puldug,sen-
Kaniuk, shows survivors of
against aime which led to sual undertone to the de-
the trauma dealing with
the destruction of the veloping epic of national
their Memories in their own
Jewish state, the intended catastrophe, as por- way:, by simply going in-
parallel to contemporary trayed in scenes of brutal
sane. , Set in a hospital for
events, though unstated, power.
the mentally ill, the Group
couldn't be more obvious.
The recently opened
Theater,
directed by
Playwright Sobol takes a
Habimah National Theater American-born Nola Chil-
strong stand against follow- production of "The Work-
ton, who for years has been
making a unique contribu-
tion to the Israeli stage,
pushes the audience almost
beynnd• their capacities for
SYLVIA & LEON FELD & FAMILY
absorbing realism.
wish all their friends and relatives
On a less serious note, the
a happy and healthy New Year
Habima's hit of the year was
an adaptation of Beaumar-
chais' "The Marriage of
Figaro," a parody of grand
opera, in which all the
MICKEY & MICHELLE GALPER: ---
female:parts are played by
bearded gentlemen. An-
wish all their friends and relatives
;
other box-office success was
a happy and healthy New Year
the Cameri
Theater's
• adaptation of "Yentl," based
on-a
story
written
by I.B.
We wish our family and friends a
Singer, the moral of which
very healthy, happy and prosperous
is that "mistakes are made
New Year
in Heaven, too." Another
MR. & MRS. LARRIE GLOBERSON
: adaptation," A Simple
Story,"
produced by
& FAMILY
1-01. 1irria, based on a
novelette by S.Y. Agnon,
portrayed the conflict be-
tween a spiritually inclined
young .man and his mate-
RUBIN & FRANCES HERMAN & SON RON
rialistic environment.
wish all their friends and relatives

By JAMES LEWIN

From World Zionist

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Returning to the
darker side of reality,
Harold Pinter's
"Caretaker" proved a
success in the Beersheva
Theater production di-
meted by Geza Partos. All
the way back to the realm
of tragic sorrow, Hanoch
Levin's "The Trials of
Job" has been leaving
audiences with what
Mendel Kohansky, thea-
ter critic of the Jerusalem
Post, called the "fascinat-
ingly cruel theatrical ex-
perience" of the hero,
dying in terrible agony,
calling out to his friends,
"Please, don't leave me
alone with Godl"

a happy and healthy New Year

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy. happy and prosperous
New Year

MR. & MRS. HARRY J. LEVITAN
& FAMILY

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EDYTHE & MARVIN MEVIS

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

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MR. & MRS. JOE ROTT

wish all their friends and relatives

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a happy and healthy New Year

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MR. & MRS. PAUL SHERIZEN & FAMILY

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

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SHERRIE, NORTY, SCOTT & KEN STERN

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

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AMY, PHILIP & DEBRA

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wish all their friends and relatives
.. a_happy and healthy New Year

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The year's most controv-
ersial Israeli film, featured
and praised at the Cannes
Festival, "The Vulture," di-
rected by Yaki Yosha, co-
written with Yoram
Kanitilc,. tells the tale of a
soldier returning from
battle who allows himself to
be"talked into creating a
memorial album for the
mourning relatives of a
friend who was killed before
his- eyes.
From there, he makes the
writing of memorial albums
into a: business, putting him
into the role of vulture.
Less' shocking perhaps,
yet strongly confirming the
continuing development of
Israeli cinema on a high in-
ternational level of excel-
lence; director Michal
Bat-Adam's second film
"The Thin Line" deals with
thegradual disintegration '

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, September 25, 1961 113

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MR. & MRS. SAUL H. BLOOM

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

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HERMAN & ADA BOHM & FAMILY

wish all their friends and relatives
_a happy and healthy New Year

Pictured above is an
actress in Yehoshua
Sobol's play, "The Wars
of the Jews," presented
by the Kahn Theater in
the walls of David's
Citadel, next to the Jaffa
Gate in the Old City of
Jerusalem.
• • •

of a happy normal mother of
two daughters into a state of
inexplicable mental illness.

Another serious
minded Israeli art film
"The End of Milton Levy"
directed by Nissim
Dayan deals vividly with
the problems of the "o-
riental sub-proletariat."

In comedy theater, "Tel
Aviv-New York-Tel Aviv"
caught the flavor of Israeli
yordim in America but sac-
rificed attention to detail on
the altar of topicality. Simi-
larly, "The Last Striptease"
had pretensions of being a
political satire, but pre-
sented little more than a
stream of obscenities with-
out much rhyme or reason.
In film, director Ehud
Levanon assayed to spoof
the army radio station, with
some good moments but
lack of overall coherence.
Boaz Davidson continued to
copy his own success in
"Lemon Popsicle" and "Go-
ing Steady" with his latest
teenage sex comedy, re-
leased in English as "Hot
Bubblegum."
Theater-goers this year
also have been offered the
recently opened spectacle of
the Beersheva Theater's
production of Pirandellow's
"Six Characters in Search of
an Actor." Plays by Brecht
and Kafka adapted from the
German were also featured
during this past year on the
Israeli stage.
In addition, there were a
variety of Shakespearean
productions, including ex-
perimental modern
adaptations of "Twelfth
Night" and "Romeo and
Juliet."

Visiting artists of note
included a performance
by legendary Yiddish
comedienne Molly Picon,
still trouping at age 83,
and the superbly profes-
sional Actors Touring
Company of London who
presented Shakespeare's
"Measure for Measure"
and a two-part adapta-
tion of Cervantes' "Don
Quixote."

Other high points of the
theater year included a re-
vival of the 1959 hit "Little
Tel Aviv" nostalgically re-
calling the by-gone genera-
tion of pioneering immig-
rants to Israel and the Haifa
Theater production of
Odeon Von Horvath's
"Faith, Love, Hope," depict-
ing the fate of the lonely in-
dividual in an sopknessi y e

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We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

MR. & MRS. LOUIS BORDOLEY

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MR. AND MRS. CHARLES -SIEGEL & GOLDIE BRONER

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

THE DWORMANS: BOB, CHERYL & STEVEN

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MRS. JENNIE FISCHER & LILLIAN FISCHER

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

JANET & BEN KORN
& FAMILY

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MR. & MRS. SIDNEY RICER & FAMILY

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

Best Wishes For

THE NEW YEAR

to all our family & friends

Patti and Eric Kommel

Wishing all our friends
and relatives a happy and
healthy New Year

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