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
July 24–27 Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
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 CohenWith 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
This performance includes haze and gunshot sound effects.
For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.