Stage Animal / That’s art – Hanoch Levin with a multitude of characters

31.08.2011                      1.Elul, 5771                      Rosch Chodesch 2


Stage Animal / That's art – Hanoch Levin with a multitude of characters

The revival of "The Suitcase Packers' at the Cameri shows just how very wise the playwright was in making jokes about death.

In the final scene of Hanoch Levin's "The Suitcase Packers," a comedy with eight funerals now revived at the Cameri, the surviving characters stand around "this cart" pulled by the gravedigger, holding the white-sheeted body of Henya Gerlenter. Her son Elhanan (Dror Keren, who has a Levinesque childish innocence ) is possibly the only leading role; all others are supporting parts.
Here the usual eulogizer, Alberto (played by the clumsily charming Motti Katz, ) has died and – "This is how leaders emerge" – is replaced by Mottke Tsippori (played with ceaseless energy by Yoav Levy. )….