Thursday, November 1, 2012

STEMPENYU - A play by Edna Mazya, based on the novel by Shalom Aleichem

THE 6TH DELHI INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL, THE EMBASSY OF ISRAEL IN INDIA & THE CAMERI THEATRE will present STEMPENYU - a play by Edna Mazya, based on the novel by Shalom Aleichem. The play is directed by Edna Mazya and Yehezkel Lazarov on Sunday, 4th November, 2012 (7:00 pm) at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.

Stempenyu is a gifted musician. He leads a band of klezmers that performs at weddings. People come from all over Poland and Russia to hear him and his band. Apart from being an admired musician, Stempenyu is also a renowned heartbreaker, and many women are caught in his net. One day, Stempenyu falls in love with the beautiful, but alas married, Rochele. Matters become complicated when Rochele falls in love with him too.Shalom Aleichem, one of the greatest Jewish writers and the storyteller behind Fiddler on the Roof, in a heartrending story of missed opportunity, a touching and humorous human story that is all theatre and dance, with its abundance of colorful characters, some of whom cannot find their own place and so fulfill themselves through others. In the struggle between spiritual and material, music and Torah study, ancient and modern, what would we choose?

The Cameri, Tel Aviv's Municipal Theatre that was founded in 1944, is one of the leading theatres in Israel. Each year The Cameri stages up to ten new productions, together with twenty productions from previous years, that are performed before audiences totaling 900,000 people in Tel Aviv, throughout Israel and all over the world - some 1,700 performances every year. The Cameri has 34,000 subscribers. So far, The Cameri has produced some 500 productions on its various stages. The theatre's company includes eighty of Israel's finest actors, and its plays are directed by celebrated directors from Israel and abroad.

The entry to the event is FREE and seating is on first come first serve basis!