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Uncle Max’s Journey

Uncle Max's Journey Opening Performance of Haifa International Youth Theater Festival 2014 

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The play is a reworking of a short children’s novel by the distinguished Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin. A play for children in rhymes with wonderful lyrics set to music by the renowned Israeli song writer Yoni Rechter. ​

The play tells of a family whose father was drafted to the army to fight in the war, leaving the mother to attend to their young and only son. The boy deeply misses his father, spendings long hours daily at the window, waiting for him to return. Every night in bed, dreaming, he finds himself in a fantastic world, where he meets fictitious characters. Along the journey, he wakes up to help his mother and to check whether his father has already come back.

Max’s travels across lands, seasons, imaginary worlds and harsh reality. This is a play for the whole family, depicting the tension between the fighting on the front to the hardships back home, between the coping of a growing-up child to the struggle of the aging adults, between theater and circus and between audience and stage.


Premiere || 2014 Opening Performance of Haifa International Youth Theater Festival 2014, was stated Haifa Theater until 20152

Fringe Theatre

Playwright  ||  Ran Bechor and Ido Keren
Director || Ran Bechor
Music || Yoni Rechter
Set design || Eitan Levy
Costumes || Ulla Shevetzov
Lighting || Hani Vardi, Yair Vardi
Movement || Revital Gottshalk
Musical management and arrangements || Itamar Gross
Vocal guidance || Hadva Meller
Language editing || Molly Meltzer
Assistant director || Hila Ben Ari
Actors|| Hila Shalev, Dany Leshman/ Uri Orlean, Natalie Eliezerov, Nadia Koutcher, Eldad Pribes, Yogev Yefet, Revit Yaakov, Dror Ahava Romem, Yarden Levitan

*Photo Credit || Gerard Allon

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“A unique theatrical experience. The story's vivendas has been fully transferred to the play. The choice to place the orchestra on stage, honored the music as part of the experience. A formative experience in the realm of the saccharine world of children's plays“.

Noga Shavit-Raz, Haaretz

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