Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ismailia

The Israeli play Ismailia rather reminded me of the 1971 film HaTarnegol, but why? I suppose because both are about men who, years later, see themselves formed by army experience.
Before the play, in addition to the Jerusalem Theater's usual warning to turn off cellphones came a ringtone and a warning from the Cameri players that even an SMS (text) is distracting. In the middle of the play we all heard that same ringtone. I waited for someone on stage to answer a phone. Instead an usher ran silently down an aisle to a member of the audience I hope felt suitably embarrassed. My hope of that is small, however.

Copyright 2018 Jane S. Fox

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