A theater phenomenon that played to sold-out houses around Israel, this drama based on David Grossman’s critically acclaimed novel explores the intertwining threads of love and family between Ora, Ilan, and Avram, who meet as teenagers in a hospital during the Six-Day War in 1967.


Decades later, when Ora’s son volunteers to go to the Lebanese front, she escapes with Avram to the Galilee, clinging to the superstitious hope that if she can’t be found, she can’t be “notified” of her son’s death. In director Hanan Snir’s poignant staging, the characters’ ultimately aimless journey, with no defined destination and a constant intrusion of the past, becomes a conduit for the unrelenting sense of existential fragility at the heart of the human condition.


“A gripping drama.”
Tablet Magazine

Venue and Accessibility

524 W. 59th Street
  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Captioning with English subtitles
    Captioning with English subtitles
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

This performance includes haze and gunshot sound effects.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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Ha'Bima National Theatre / The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv

To the End of the Land

North American premiere

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

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Based on David Grossman's novel

Adaptation and Direction Hanan Snir

Set Design Roni Toren

Music Ori Vidislavski

Movement Miri Lazar

Costume Design Polina Adamov

Dramaturg Noga Ashkenazi

Lighting Design Roni Cohen

With Efrat Ben Zur, Dror Keren, Amnon Wolf, Daniel Sabbag, David Bilenca, Guy Messika, Rinat Matatov, Amos Boaron, Harel Murad, Nir Barak, Eldar Brantman, Vitaly Podolsky

Performed in Hebrew with English supertitles

Get subtitles with the GalaPro app

To the End of the Land is performed in Hebrew with English supertitles appearing above the stage. You can also get real-time translation on your phone by using the GalaPro app. Here’s how:

Before you come:

- Download the free GalaPro app to your phone

At the theater:

- Set phone to Airplane Mode, turn on WiFi, and connect to GalaPro network

- Choose the show you want to see, then select subtitle language

- Click the Play button

- Real-time translation will begin when the show starts

Please note that the GalaPro app is designed to be imperceptible to other audience members

With support of Israel’s Office of Cultural Affairs in North America


Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including intermission