Production Language Russian
Country of Origin Israel
Description Part of series Israel: The Next Generation
The Gesher Theatre, whose members emigrated from Russia to Israel and continue to perform in their native Russian language, has received popular and critical acclaim for this production of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award winning play. Stoppard's play focuses on two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet and their search for individual freedom in a world that offers no choice but death. This Russian version by Nobel prize winning poet Yosef Brodski and staged by Russian Jewish director Yevgeny Arye, resonates with the struggle for freedom (Brodski was sentenced to five years in a Soviet labor camp for this "seditious" effort). Performed in Russian with simultaneous English translation available.