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Cameri - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
August 25th, 2002
06:23 pm


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Today I renewed my subscription to the Cameri theater (literally: chamber theater, as in chamber music). I like that theater, and I was pleased with the plays I have seen during my previous subscription.

This time, however, I made it a double subscription. This means that I must use up two tickets at a time, but that each ticket is somewhat cheaper. So, I need partners in crime to go to theater with me. Apply via e-mail. (Yes, you too!)

Specifically, I look forward to the following plays:
  • Copenhagen -- by Michael Frayn (gaal said I absolutely must)
  • The Ohio Hooker -- by Hanoch Levin
  • Mother Courage -- by Bertolt Brecht
  • Nathan der Weise -- by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • Once in a Lifetime -- by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart (My brother yoavb actually starred in a youth theater production of this play. I think he'll be my partner for this particular play. yoavb was brilliant in the producer's role.)
  • An Ideal Husband -- by Oscar Wilde (I can't be expected to pass up a Wilde production, eh?)
  • A Hole in the Stage Curtain -- A cabaret of Ephraim Kishon's work (can't pass that up, either...)
  • Beyond the Borders -- by Yossef Haim Brenner (producing the electronic version of this same work as part of Project Ben-Yehuda, I can't possibly pass this one up, naturally).
  • Eye-witness -- by Yehoshua Sobol (About an Austrian farmer who refuses to enlist to the Third Reich's Wehrmacht).
  • The Poet -- by Edna Mazia (Mazia disappointed me with her previous play ("Herod"), but since this play is based on Nathan Altermann's life, I'll give it a shot.)
  • The Cherry Orchard -- by Anton Chekhov (being ignorant of his works so far, this will be a good opportunity to watch one of his classic works)

Hmm. Too many plays, too few tickets. Tch.

Current Mood: excited
Current Music: Renaissance -- Song Of Scheherazade

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Date:August 25th, 2002 11:15 am (UTC)
- Mother Courage

gaal sez you probably should see this one, too. I saw it in Tmuna with a small company while you were seeing something else in the other theater, and it was very good. I'm not sure the same crew is on in the Cameri, though.
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Date:August 25th, 2002 11:52 am (UTC)
Also, re:Copenhagen, did I really? I recall enjoying it and thinking about it, but if I were asked today I'd say it's certainly interesting but not a must. I'd be happy to join you for this one, the Wilde, or the Chechov.
Date:August 26th, 2002 11:04 am (UTC)


I saw Copenhagen during my last trip to London, 3 years ago. It's a very nice play, but hardly a masterpiece: The "conspiracy" unraveled is great for its face value, and the dialogues are brilliant, but it misses the potential of the medium - there isn't much in the way of acting nor scenery, and it seems a play better read than watched, because of the labyrinithian line of thought one must follow. Nevertheless - enjoyable.

Have fun,
-Nimster (http://nimster.fort-awesome.kicks-ass.org/blog/)
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Date:August 28th, 2002 08:48 am (UTC)

Defiantly count me in! :)

sound very cool.
I will be Delighted to see “once in a lifetime” with you...

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Date:August 31st, 2002 05:25 am (UTC)

Raised to a power, indeed!

Ijon, you're the tops -- what a great plan! By doubling the tix, you stand to increase the experience exponentially. As with my old favorite-saying: the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Your viewing plus/times your companion's, and the dynamic takes it from there.
(Lubricated by wine-before/coffee-after? or whatever's the current formula for psychosensory enhancement?)

I humbly invite/challenge you to take me along to one that interests no one else (if such there be). Turn me loose, with my UCLA undergrad lit/humanities education and half-a-lifetime's experience since then. Anyway, I see too/precious little theater as it is, so am not choosy. :-D
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