"A virtuoso performance"

"the best one-person show"  

"quirky and funny and gorgeous"

"Oh, we have sharks here... but they're not  in the water."                                                           -Udi, Israeli surf teacher   

Heather is bored of her job, bored of Ohio, and bored of (cough) fertility problems. . . so what happens she and her husband move to exotic Tel Aviv?  Well, the Israeli "balagan"* slaps Heather with acute culture shock, a rejected visa, and a husband who finds God. So how does a clueless American survive the mad Middle East? She learns to surf! 

 

Twelve colourful characters, four comedy ukulele songs and one woman searching for her inner  chutzpah** on a surfboard in this dynamic solo show exploring the immigrant experience, female empowerment and rebirth. A classic fish-out-of-water tale with sharp observational comedy, electrifying storytelling and bold physicality from ½ of award-winning comedy duo Hunt the Vigan. Told as a series of surf lessons that playfully blurs the boundaries between comedy, musical and drama. Don't miss the show global audiences are raving about!

 

Surfing the Holyland is a work of absolute fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental...It is 100% fiction....95%…At least 90. Okay, 70. 70% fiction.

  

Directed by Adam Lenson who specialises in new and experimental musical theatre with credits from The Old Vic, Public Theatre (New York), Duke of York’s and St James Theatre.

 

Supported by JW3.

*BALAGAN: (Hebrew) a mess, a chaotic scene, a circus

**CHUTZPAH: (Yiddish) extreme self-confidence

PERFORMANCES

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24 SEPTEMBER 2020 8.00PM

BRIGHTON BEACH

ALSARAYA JAFFA THEATRE

Tel Aviv, Israel
November 2019

arab-hebrew-theatre.org.il

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