Tonight, just like every other night, they come, the night workers at the Luna Park, to create each night anew the next day’s celebration, faithfully serving the dream of the day people.
But tonight, unlike every other night, she comes too, an uninvited guest, a stranger to them, a stranger to herself. She dreams of celebrating her birthday, for once in her life she wants to be surrounded by friends, and through her they, the night workers at the Luna Park, dream themselves and her, tonight everything has to change, tonight everything can change, because their night joins our day.
The Luna Park is a childhood memory, at times real, at others imagined, a yearning for a different time, for lost innocence and childhood. In the no-man’s-land of the Luna Park that belongs to all of us yet belongs to no one, the special world of the actors unfolds as they meet themselves, each other, and the audience.
About the Theatre EnsembleAbout three years ago Nalaga’at Theatre began looking all over Israel for deaf-blind people and formed the new, multicultural Theatre Ensemble comprising Jews, Muslims, and Samaritans. Together with Adina Tal eleven deaf-blind people and ten interpreters embarked on a new and exciting journey, they worked on communication between the group members, familiarizing themselves with new cultures, acquired acting skills, and began to touch their personal stories and their joint stories. Rehearsals for Luna Park began with a visit to the Luna Park, at which stage musician and director Zvi Tal joined the rehearsal process.
GeneralLuna Park is one more step in the wondrous journey of Nalaga’at Theatre in search of a new and distinctive theatre language, new ways of communication between all the members of the group and between them and the audience, in search of the truth that dwells in us all. Nalaga’at Theatre attracts considerable interest in Israel and around the world.
Producer and Director: Adina Tal
Co-director and Composer: Zvi Tal
Set Design: Michael Kramenko
Costume Design: Ofir Hazan and Liron Bliss
Lighting Design: Shachar Werechson
Musical Production: Noam Levinberg
Drum Instruction: Shay Pridor and Roey Bar-Even
Photographic Documentation of the Project: Eyal Landesman
Production Manager: Hofit Rauchberger
Theatre Manager: Noya Zvolon
Rola Abed Algani