Monday, June 4, 2007

Habimah – The 1st Performance

Last night was the first performance of the Habimah production of Prophets Need Not Apply at Congregation Ner Tamid in Rancho Palos Verdes. Actually, it was a long and exhilarating Habimah day. It started at noon with a tech rehearsal. Then after a break, there was a 5:30 .m. run through before the 7:30 p.m. performance.

The Kids in the cast are phenomenal. So were the adults, but this program and these productions are all about the kids. Writer/Director Morgan Land outdid himself once again. In addition to his talents in developing a script and creatively presenting it, he is amazing with young people. I think there were about 40 cast members under the age of 17. And then there were about 10 of us "older folk." I marvel at Morgan's ability to work with such a large cast and to help everyone keep focused. Truly amazing!

When I discussed the first tech rehearsal which was held last Thursday night, I included a picture of Moses in costume. Well, Moses got a revamp - totally new costume and new hair (as can be seen below). It was quite a contrast from the original get up, and it worked much better for both the actor and the character.

The production will continue next Sunday. And, if any of you who are reading this have an interest in attending either of the 2 performances (2:30 and 7:30 p.m.), just leave a comment letting me know where to contact you with details. Shalom!

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