Director's Company

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 12/06/07 02:53:39 PM
Address: 311 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor
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Hefetz  | Open: 12/18/07 Close: 12/18/07
The Milk Can Theatre Company is proud to presents a staged reading of Hefetz by the prominent and prolific Israeli dramatist, Hanoch Levin. Levin, a son of Holocaust survivors from Poland, erupted into the consciousness of Israeli theatre at the end of the 1960s. He achieved his first great public success with his comedy, Hefetz in 1972. The play is a biting social commentary, which looks at the human condition through the conflict between people who are in a constant state of war. Directed by Riv Massey, Dramaturg Bethany Larsen, with performances by Satomi Blair, Maria Teresa Creasey, Chris Kloko, Adam Law, Amir Levi, Cynthia Rice, and Jonathan Zipper.

Hefetz will be performed as part of The Milk Can Theatre Company's monthly reading series Scene Herd Uddered. To call it a reading series is a misnomer. Scene Herd Uddered isn't actors sitting in chairs simply reading a script. Instead, each presentation is the culmination of seven weeks of intense developmental work. We give a team — usually composed of a playwright, a director and a group of actors — a budget, rented space in which to show their work, a stage manager, publicity, and a support staff of dramaturgs. This is a rare opportunity for emerging artists to spend seven weeks developing a project together, without the intense pressures and constraints usually associated with the production of a new play. We gladly push teams to take huge creative risks and stretch the boundaries, rather than driving towards a neat, traditional end product. Each month we invite the public to view these projects-in-progress and share their views on them. We hope you will join us on Tuesday, December 18th at 7 pm at The Director's Company, 311 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor. Tickets are $10. There will be a discussion with the director, and cast after the performance