The Orlai Production Company in Anat Gov's "Happy Ending" in Hungary.

Israeli Stage Announces Season of Works by Women

A series of readings and productions will celebrate and examine Israeli culture from the female perspective.

BOSTON: Israeli Stage has announced its 2015—16 season, entirely consisting of work by female playwrights in plays and readings about Israeli culture.

“This upcoming season, we are thrilled to introduce to our audiences the outstanding works of female playwrights, who present a new, less-known female voice of Israeli culture,” said board president Dalia Cahana-Amitay in a statement.

First will be a reading of Savyon Liebrecht’s The Strawberry Girl (Sept. 20), about how a German woman and her son’s lives change when they meet a young girl growing strawberries in Poland. Nancy E. Carroll will star.

Following will be a reading of Alma Weich’s Price Tag (Nov. 15), about the son of a senior member of the Israeli Parliament who is jailed for carrying out a terrorist attack. Craig Mathers and Pat Shea will star.

Next will be a fully staged production of Anat Gov’s Oh God (April 14—30, 2016), about a psychologist whose newest client is God.

Following will be a reading of Gov’s Happy Ending (April 18, 2016), about a woman who encounters three women in an oncology office—a Holocaust survivor, a middle-aged divorcée, and a young Orthodox woman—who make her rethink her life.

Also part of the season will be a production by Hanna Azulay Hasafri as part of the “In Residence at Israeli Stage” program. The brand new play will receive a workshop and will tour colleges.

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