"Dramatic fireworks...rippling with heartache...simmering emotionality" - Washington Post
Cameri Theatre Production of
Return to Haifa
Must close January 30th!
Adapted by Boaz Gaon from the novella by Ghassan Kanafani
Directed by Sinai Peter
Part of the Voices From a Changing Middle East: Portraits of Home
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A cross-cultural collaboration from the Israeli company that brought their kinetic Hamlet to DC in 2007, this heart-rending saga tells the story of Sa’id and Saffiyeh, who return to the home they fled and learn the fate of the baby they left behind 1948. Now a young soldier, Dov meets his birth parents while cleaving to the Holocaust survivors who raised him. Performed in Hebrew with English sur-titles.
Discussions following every performance, more information here
A look at the production through the lens of filmmaker, David Goldenberg
The 2011 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival: Portraits of Home is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to support Israel Programming in the Arts.
This engagement of The Cameri Theatre is a DC Performing Arts Presenters Initiative project, made possible through funding by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The Cameri Theatre's residency is also supported by the Fisher Family Foundation Visiting Artist Endowment Fund.