The Light Turns Upon Me

By Oded Liphshitz

 

A stylised comedy, written in an absurd style, follows six young people in search for ultimate happiness. Set in one tower block over the course of a single night, we see different couples coming together and breaking up and the dynamic between them. The play examines love and identity in an urban setting where passion, disappointment and hope are all mixed up. 
The Play won a prize at the Heidelberg Stückemarkt, and also a prize for best Director and best Writer at the "Open Stage Festival" in Beit lessin Theatre. 

Heidelberg Theatre
Heidelberg, Germany
May,
2010
 
Beit Lessin Theatre
Tel Aviv, Israel
August
2010

Credits:

 

Artistic Director:Avishay Milshtein.

Directed by: Noam Shmuel

Music: Eyall Weiss

 

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German Cast:

 

Kerstin Ohlendorf

Cedric Pintarelli

Bastian Semm

Joanna Kapsch

Jennifer Sabel

 

 

Israeli Cast:

 

Albert Cohen

Liat Har Lev

Hila Zaytoon

Ilanit Gershon

Dan Kastoriano

Dror Cohen

Alon Dahan

Tracy Abramovich

 

English Reviews:

 

In “The Light Turns Upon Me” director Noam Shmuel presented a complete world onstage using nothing but a few folding chairs, three desk lamps and a creative sensibility. The judges awarded Shmuel an honorable mention for his “beautiful direction” – and it was a beautiful production that made imaginative use of the space on and off the stage, movement, music and well-designed lighting. The excellent ensemble of actors gave funny, nuanced performances as the mostly young residents of a typical Tel Aviv apartment building, during a night of many encounters and changes. Eyal Weiss created evocative music that set the mood and pace and his composition was recognized by the judges with an honorable mention.

 

Ayelet Dekel, Midnight East, 30/8/10

© 2019 by Noam Shmuel, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Light Turns Upon Me

By Oded Liphshitz at The Heidelberg Theatre and Beit Lessin Theatre 2010 Directed by: Noam Shmuel הנה עולה האור מאחוריי מאת עודד ליפשיץ תיאטרון הידלברג ותיאטרון בית ליסין בימוי: נועם שמואל