Canadian Premiere of Israeli Play by Toronto’s only Hebrew-language theatr

Performed with English subtitles, the play follows the tempestuous love between actress Hannah Rovina and poet Alexander Penn in the young and vibrant Tel-Aviv of the 1930’s. In the background, a literary war that rages between the national poet Bialik and the pretender to the throne Shlonsky, and a no less turbulent struggle between the leader of the Labor Movement and the Revisionists.

The play received critical acclaim from the Jerusalem Post following its premiere in 2008 “the show was full of magic, the choir brings you back to the time of Tel Aviv’s bohemian period”. 

The cast features local actors Yael Ben-Haim, Danielle Ben-Haim, Esti Blumwald, Micha Botzer, Orli Botzer, Shira Botzer,Yigal Dror, Arik Eigner, David Friedman, Danny Jacoby, Shosh Kabessa, Liora Katz, Tal Katz, Haim Novak, Tal Rosenzweig, Aviv Sarner,Tatyana Stolnits and Claire Waxman.

The production is directed by Yael Feingold, produced by Tami Berman and assistant producer Liora Katz with musical direction by Alona Yudashkin, Stage Management by Orly Kahane–Rapport and subtitles by Einat Barak.

Mifgash Theatre, a community theatre company initiated by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and Schwartz/Reisman Centre, performed its first production last year to a sold out audience. The company is part of the Hamifgash program, directed by Galya Sarner, which is designed to share Hebrew-language and Israeli culture with Toronto’s diverse community.

Tickets are now on sale. Tickets are $25. For ticket information please contact call 416.635.2883 x5280, or email Sarit Shor (


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